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Acadiana's COVID-19 numbers for today

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 13:41:47-04

In Wednesday's update, COVID-19 numbers in Acadiana rose again - but in several parishes the numbers were low.

It's important to keep in mind that health officials say symptoms generally appear approximately 14 days after someone is exposed, and that most people who die from the virus die approximately 11 days after their symptoms appear. So the number of new cases reflect people who were infected around April 2, and deaths reflect people who were infected around March 22.

Here's the good news: There were no new cases and no new deaths reported in Vermilion Parish. As they were yesterday, there were 27 cases and one death in that parish.

Acadia, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis and St. Landry parishes reported only one new case each, and no new deaths today.

Now for the not-so-good news: Calcaiseu Parish reported nine new cases and one new death, up to 282 cases and 15 deaths.

Iberia Parish reported 11 new cases and 2 new deaths, for a total of 159 cases and 7 deaths.

Lafayette Parish reported 12 new cases and 1 new death, for a total of 375 cases and 16 deaths.

St. Martin Parish reported six new cases and 1 new death, for a total of 174 cases and 10 deaths.

And, St. Mary Parish reported one new case and 2 new deaths, for a total of 130 cases and 4 deaths.