Louisiana Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from April 9, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 21 (58% 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 1,445
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 71.10%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 95
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 56.99%

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 28.58% 42.11%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 4.29% 6.32%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 62.70% 46.32%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.28% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.07% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.35% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.28% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 0.00% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.35% 3.16%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.55% 2.11%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 0.55% 0.00%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,733
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 62.74%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 4,829
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 61.83%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 35.78% 32.82%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.75% 1.93%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 49.68% 46.22%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.75% 0.58%
Asian Patients3 1.33% 1.64%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.40% 0.46%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.40% 0.08%
Patients with More than one race3 0.46% 0.21%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.46% 2.05%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.62% 1.76%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 2.37% 12.26%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 90.48%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 42.11%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 10.53%
2-3 Days 42.11%
4-5 Days 5.26%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 23.81%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 57.14%
Vaccine confidence 33.33%
Vaccine storage capacity 9.52%
Vaccine supply 9.52%
Other 9.52%
None 19.05%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 79.29%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 5
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 2
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 17
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 38
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 26.43%
Health Centers With an Adequate Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Next Week 90.48%

Use of Mobile and Pop-up Clinics for Vaccinations

Metrics Mobile Vans Pop-Up Clinics Both Mobile Vans
and Pop-Up Clinics
Percent of Health Centers Hosting 14.29% 23.81% 14.29%
Number of Events 7 17 22

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=19. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021