Cases of COVID-19 in Northeast Louisiana nursing homes

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has released more detailed information about COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes.

On May 18, 2020, LDH released a new report that shows the number of coronavirus cases in individual Louisiana nursing homes. It also shows the number of deaths and the number of staff members affected.

Many nursing homes in Northeast Louisiana are reporting cases. Among those nursing homes, over 200 cases are of residents and over 100 are of staff members. 32 residents have died in Northeast Louisiana.

LDH says nursing homes are required to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Department of Health. The Department is working with each individual facility to increase testing of residents with and without symptoms; to minimize infection; and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Click here to get the full list of nursing homes reporting cases. (PDF)

Some notable ones in Northeast Louisiana are listed below.

Christus St. Joseph Home in Ouachita Parish reports 28 residents and 14 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents have died. They have 77 residents.

The Oaks in Ouachita Parish reports 24 residents and 10 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. They have 58 residents. Six deaths are reported. They have 58 residents.

Plantation Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center in Franklin Parish reports 20 residents and 8 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Three residents have died. They have 50 residents.

Alpine Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lincoln Parish reports 1 resident and 7 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. They have 109 residents. No deaths are reported.

Farmerville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Union Parish reports 27 residents and 11 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents have died. They have 75 residents.

Forest Haven Nursing and Rehab Center in Jackson Parish reports 34 residents and 10 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Five residents have died. They have 105 residents.

The Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home reports 11 residents and 5 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. One resident has died. They list 125 total residents.

Princeton Place Ruston in Lincoln Parish reports 6 cases among residents and 6 among staff. Three residents have died. They list 61 total residents.

Winnfield Nursing & Rehab in Winn Parish reports 12 cases among residents and 5 among staff. Two residents have died. They list 82 total residents.

Wyatt Manor Nursing & Rehab. Ctr in Jackson Parish reports 17 cases among residents and 4 among staff. Five residents have died.

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