Christus Health Shreveport has announced that the local patient diagnosed with COVID-19 has been released from the hospital.

According to their statement, the patient received a positive test result for COVID-19 on March 11th. The hospital staff worked with the Caddo Parish Health Department, and used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for treatment.

Here is part of their statement:

"Late on March 11, CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center in Shreveport received a presumptive positive result for a patient with COVID-19. Out of respect for our patient and in following HIPAA guidelines, we are limited in what we can share. We can say that we followed the CDC’s guidelines at all times, as well as the guidance we received from the Caddo Parish Health Department. We are firmly convinced that it was the diligence of our clinical caregivers and the excellent care they provided that helped identify this patient. Importantly, all CHRISTUS Associates utilized the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and isolated this patient to protect our patients, Associates and community. Per CDC guidelines, the patient has been treated and released to home isolation."