Mayor Broome Addresses Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Baton Rouge, LA – March 20, 2020 – In the coming days, East Baton Rouge Parish may have a noticeable increase in positive COVID-19 test results. This does not indicate a rapid spread of the virus, but is a direct result of the increase in testing.

The Surgeon General and Governor John Bel Edwards have stated the next two weeks are critical for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

It is important for people to remain calm as the number of confirmed cases begins to rise, and continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene.

For information on the status of COVID-19 in East Baton Rouge Parish, visit the coronavirus dashboard on The dashboard reports the number of tests conducted at the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security’s testing site, along with confirmed cases parish-wide.

For information on cases throughout Louisiana, visit

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