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This page contains all of The Daily Iberian’s coverage of the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

Because this outbreak impacts public health, our coverage of the coronavirus is available to all readers. Our journalists are working hard to bring you the verified information below. Please consider supporting important local journalism with a subscription. (Click Here)

Are you an Iberia Parish resident who’s been affected by the illness? Send us an email: dwayne.fatherree@daily-iberian.com.

Information provided by the Department of Health

Symptoms

Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever and, A general feeling of being unwell

Information provided by the Department of Health

The best ways to prevent many illnesses that spread from person-to-person, including coronaviruses, are to:


• Allow at least six feet of space between people

• Wear a cloth face covering when you can't maintain physical distance

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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The Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 update Friday showed 448 new cases based on 17,952 new tests. That pushed the state’s total of ide…

The Louisiana Department of Health added 631 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday based on 18,017 new tests, pushing the state’s total of identified cas…

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Here is the occupancy of intensive care unit beds across Louisiana as of Dec. 9. It takes into consideration not only the physical number of l…

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Here is the occupancy of intensive care unit beds across Louisiana as of Dec. 7. It takes into consideration not only the physical number of b…

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Here is the occupancy of intensive care unit beds across Louisiana as of Dec. 7. It takes into consideration not only the physical number of b…

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