No new reported coronavirus deaths in Orleans, Jefferson parishes for second consecutive day  05/23/2020 17:03:44 

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In this March 13, 2020, file photo, a nurse at a drive-up coronavirus testing station wears a face shield and other protective gear as she waits by a tent in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

For the second day in a row, the state reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in Orleans and Jefferson parishes on Saturday and only six new cases.

Due to server issues, the most recent update is not inclusive of total commercial lab data. The State Lab data have not been impacted. Once resolved, the Louisiana Department of Health will update at the next noon update.

In its Saturday update, LDH said there were a total of 37,040 confirmed coronavirus cases across the state, up 115 from 36,925 on Friday.

For most of May, the state has averaged daily new cases well below 400 per day, but issues with the reporting of older tests in recent days has led to sporadic spikes in the daily reported cases, making it more difficult to gauge the trends in case growth on a day-to-day basis.

Currently, 836 patients in Louisiana are hospitalized while 26,249 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus.

As of Saturday, 2,560 people in the state have died.

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More details to come.

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