Louisiana Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from January 15, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 22 (61% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 3,929
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 61.80%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 449
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 55.23%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 35.35% 41.87%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.36% 3.12%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 54.03% 48.78%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.36% 0.45%
Asian Patients3 1.63% 1.34%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.20% 0.22%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.23% 0.22%
Patients with More than one race3 0.31% 0.22%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.68% 0.89%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.76% 1.11%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 2.09% 1.78%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
Flu Vaccinations Administered 1,045
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received Flu Vaccinations 51.20%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 3,028
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 30.12%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 0
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization -

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient Flu Vaccinations Administered2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 30.62% 57.23% -
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.06% 1.16% -
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 36.17% 23.81% -
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.05% 0.20% -
Asian Patients3 4.21% 3.24% -
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.48% 0.10% -
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.19% 0.13% -
Patients with More than one race3 0.00% 0.13% -
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 6.03% 1.35% -
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.11% 0.43% -
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 16.08% 12.22% -

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 90.91%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 90.00%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 30.00%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 15.00%
2-3 Days 50.00%
4-5 Days 5.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 31.82%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 27.27%
Vaccine confidence 22.73%
Vaccine storage capacity 4.55%
Vaccine supply 54.55%
Other 9.09%
None 13.64%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 94.32%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 7
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 15
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 288
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 0
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.73%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 32.27%
Health Centers Experiencing Challenges Obtaining Adequate Supply of Flu Vaccine 4.55%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 4.55% 4.55% 18.18% 27.27% 45.45%
N95/PPR Masks 4.55% 4.55% 4.55% 18.18% 22.73% 45.45%
Gowns 0.00% 4.55% 4.55% 22.73% 27.27% 40.91%
Gloves 0.00% 4.55% 4.55% 27.27% 27.27% 36.36%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 4.55% 0.00% 18.18% 27.27% 50.00%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=20. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  January 2021