BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of Louisiana residents who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has grown to three.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that two additional “presumptive positive” cases of the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus. The news came a day after Louisiana announced its first case. The governor's office said all three people live in the New Orleans area. It provided no other details. The positive test results were being sent to the Centers for Disease Control for final confirmation. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough.

The virus can cause more severe illness for older adults and people with existing health problems. Most people recover in a matter of weeks.