Louisiana Governor

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks about his state's preparations for the new coronavirus and about his legislative agenda for the upcoming session on Monday, March 2, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

The number of presumptive positive cases of coronavirus has climbed to 67 as of Saturday afternoon, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a news conference. 

The majority of cases are in the greater New Orleans area, though many have been confirmed in northern Louisiana. 

Gov. Edwards' administration said the spread is a "community spread," meaning transmission is happening locally, not through travel, according to the Advocate.

To stay updated with the coronavirus spread in Baton Rouge and Louisiana, check the Reveille's coronavirus page. 

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