Virus roundup …  

     • The Louisiana Department of Health today reported 547 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 205,059 statewide since March. 

     • There are 800 COVID-19 patients in Louisiana hospitals today, the most in two months, state officials reported today. Case growth, the number of people reporting COVID-19-like symptoms, and the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive are all on the rise. 

     • For those who are considering traveling to see friends and family as 2020 comes to a close, this interactive map from Georgia Tech can help inform your decision about whether you feel safe going to an event or gathering in any given location, reports The Arizona Republic. 

    Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering patio seating or indoor dining during phase three of reopening.