COVID-19: March 22, 2020

COVID-19: March 22, 2020

Local impact:

  • Gov. Edwards issues statewide Stay at Home Order. Goes into effect tomorrow at 5 pm. Full Press Release

  • Louisiana has the fastest growth rate of confirmed cases in the world, Edwards said, citing a University of Louisiana at Lafayette study. This is why it matters,” Edwards said. If we want to flatten the curve, we have to take action today.”

  • Behave as if you have the Coronavirus” - Governor

  • When leaving their home, people should practice social distancing.

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Source Old Count New Count Increase of Time
CDC 15,219 15,219 - no update
J.H.Univ. 24,148 32,717 8,569 5:13 pm update
NYT 21,365 31,772 10,407 3:51 pm update


all data from the Dept Of Health 9:30 am update
Updates will be posted once daily, at noon, starting tomorrow.

Where? Old Count New Count Increase of Deaths
Statewide 763 837 74 20

Orleans Parish

Where? Old Count New Count Increase of Deaths
Orleans 418 451 33 15

Other Parishes

Where? Old Count New Count Increase of Deaths
Jefferson 166 184 18 3
St. Bernard 12 13 1
Lafourche 11 12 1
Terrebonne 11 12 1
Lafayette 6 6 -

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Tracking Growth:

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  • Five days ago, on March 17, the USA had 5,894 cases and I said this:
    People are saying we’re nine days behind Italy, so… the USA will pass 30,000 cases on Thursday, March 26.

  • I was wrong. We passed 30,000 cases today, Sunday March 22.

  • Louisiana’s growth rate has been hovering around 40% (by my own measurements)
    At this rate, the amount of cases doubles every two days.
    If that rate continues, when you wake up next Sunday we will have 8,832 cases.

  • Also, when you wake up next Sunday, the USA will pass 200,000 cases.

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Your Moment of Zen


Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.