Louisiana health officials probe COVID-19 clusters

New Orleans

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana health regulators have tied at least 100 cases of the new coronavirus to bars near LSU in Baton Rouge and report a new cluster of the illness in the Orleans Parish area. The state Department of Public Health said Friday that bars in an area near the campus called Tigerland are believed to be a major contributor to the outbreak in Baton Rouge. New Orleans health officials are investigating another COVID-19 outbreak that is likely linked to a New Orleans graduation party.  Statewide, numbers are rising both in cases and hospitalizations. As of Saturday, the state reported 49,385 cases of the disease with almost 3,000 deaths.