April 7, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.

As of noon on April 7, the Department reported 1,417 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 16,284 positive cases in Louisiana.

In the New Orleans area, Orleans Parish reported 4,942 cases and 185 deaths; Jefferson Parish reported 3,922 cases and 137 deaths; and St. Tammany Parish reported 700 cases and 17 deaths. 

April 7, 2020

“I want to be able to provide my residents as well as all other residents, faculty, staff, and all healthcare providers, not only at University Medical Center, but at other LSU Health teaching hospitals, and those across the country with the very best protection possible,” said Robert Laughlin, DDS, MD, chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry.

April 7, 2020

The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) has awarded Tulane National Primate Research Center a contract of up to $10.3 million to evaluate the nation's most promising vaccines and treatments to combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

April 7, 2020

Students in the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing will resume their clinical education next week, initially at West Jefferson Medical Center.

“Clinical faculty will be teaching students as well as providing patient care in the clinical setting,” noted Jennifer Manning, DNS, APRN, CNS, CNE, associate dean for the Undergraduate Nursing Program and associate professor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing.

April 7, 2020

Ochsner Cancer Institute (Ochsner) wants to reassure local cancer patients who have been traveling out of state for treatment that they can easily continue their care in Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.