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Daniel Burch to interpret the sign as Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, center, pauses to listen EBRP Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, right, while speaking at the podium during a press conference in MOHSEP Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN Hannon Shot 01/30/09 00015683a Dow Chemical Company near Plaquemine

with everyone in the social distance, Daniel Burch interpreting signs as Mayor Sharon Weston Broome speaks at the podium during a press conference in MOHSEP Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La.

Daniel Burch did sign interpretation as Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, center, pausing to listen EBRP Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, right, while speaking at the podium during a press conference in MOHSEP Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La ,

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN Hannon Shot 01/30/09 Dow chemical Company 00015683a near Plaquemine

With all the people in the social distance, Daniel Burch did not sign interpretation as Mayor Sharon Weston Broome speaks at the podium during a press conference in MOHSEP Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La.

Baton Rouge has the first confirmed case of Tuesday and patient in hospital isolation in Baton Rouge General, said the city-parish and hospital officials.

case COVID-19 provides both the capital region in a few days, exposing the reach of infections in Louisiana since worked its way around the world.

East Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome confirmed the first case in the city-parish Tuesday as other local governments in Ascension and Parish Livingston moved to close public contact directly and other aspects of society continue to be interesting to try to reduce The spread of coronavirus.

Through Tuesday night, the country has a total of 196 confirmed cases in 13 parishes, with 4 deaths, state health officials said.

New Orleans area remain the center of a confirmed case of the virus, with 136 in Orleans Parish and 35 next to Jefferson Parish, or about 87% of all cases statewide so far.

However, health officials warn that, as testing increases, so does the number and geographical spread of confirmed cases will likely develop. In addition to a trickle of new cases popping up in a widening arc in southeast Louisiana, some cases remain clustered in the Shreveport area -. With the great unknown between the two countries angle

state lab has completed 531 test on Tuesday night, although some hospitals say they also perform their own tests at a private lab. figures are unknown.

Meghan Parrish, a spokesman for Baton Rouge General, said in a statement that patients Baton Rouge with COVID-19 “was admitted late last week and is being treated in isolation by staff members trained in infection control.”

Baton Rouge General set up a drive-thru test the site on Monday, which requires people to have their first referral from a doctor, but it was closed Tuesday after the facility ran out of test kits and nearly 400 people were tested, officials said.

However, the number of people who tested positive for the virus in Louisiana has ballooned since the first case was reported 9 Mar, Jefferson Parish.

on Monday afternoon, officials announced the country’s first case was confirmed for Baton Rouge area is located in Ascension Parish. Then, on Monday night, Dow Chemical said that the contract employee who worked for a little over a week this month at the company’s complex Plaquemine in Iberville Parish has tested positive.

It is not clear where the workers live, but works contractor for special Welding Services, a division of Turner Industries, officials said Dow and Turner.

in a statement, officials Turner said the employee is receiving treatment “through health systems Ochsner and finally updates recover.”

Turner has offered medical evaluation, consistent with the guidelines for federal health, to all co-workers in close contact with the workers, the company said.

“None of the co-workers are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, however, they will self-quarantine until all the results of medical tests have been received,” the statement said Turner.

increased number of cases confirmed comes as state and local leaders take drastic measures to try and stop the spread of the virus.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has mandated the closing of all K-12 public schools in the state from Monday to 13th of April, while prohibiting any gathering larger than 50 people, and ordered the bar, gym, casino and restaurant dining areas for shutdown.

Even as Edwards and the federal government called cruel limits on public gatherings, hundreds of workers can be on the site at any time of the chemical plant.

Some company officials announced plans already in place to limit workers to essential personnel and to test the daily incoming workers with a survey method, including individual temperature readings, recommended by federal health authorities.

“We are actively managing the situation to ensure that we are operating in a way that the safest and most reliable,” said Ashley Mendoza, a spokesman for Dow.

Dow officials said the contractor who tested positive had been on the site between March 2 and March 11, and contained to the unit LHC. Dow officials said they notified all other plant personnel and outside of their team believe the contractor is a low risk of exposure.

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