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COVID-19: State update - 120,846 coronavirus cases, 3,910 deaths

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 13:08:42-04

As of August 3, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,099 and the number of deaths had increased by 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 120,846 and 3,910 deaths as of Monday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of Monday's cases fall between July 27, 2020 and August 3, 2020.

Eighty-six percent of the cases reported to the state Monday are community spread and 27 percent of the cases reported are of individuals aged 29 and under.

LDH is reporting that 74,246 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 7/27/20).

The LDH reports that 1,496 people are hospitalized (down 38 from Sunday). Of those, 230 required ventilators (up 9 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,403 cases (up 23) | 77 deaths (up 5)

Calcasieu - 6,527 cases (up 87) | 127 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 732 cases (up 12) | 2 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,247 cases (up 29) | 65 deaths (up 2)

Jefferson Davis - 963 cases (up 9) | 24 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 6,423 cases (up 73) | 87 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 2,226 cases (up 43) | 75 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,519 cases (up 18) | 42 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,445 cases (up 11) | 49 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,378 (up 53) | 17 deaths (no change)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here.

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As of August 2, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,467 and the number of deaths had increased by 58, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 119,747 and 3,893 deaths as of Sunday, August 2.

NOTE: The state does not provide numbers on Saturday, which means these increases reflect two days of reported numbers, i.e. today's numbers have been compared to Friday's numbers.

The state reports that 33% of today’s reported COVID cases are among people ages 18 to 29 years. Children younger than 18 years make up 10% of today’s reported cases, and that is higher than the percentage of cases among people older than 70 years of age.

LDH reports that 95% of these newly reported cases are tied to community spread, and 78% of these cases date back to the last week (7/26-8/2). Another 11% date back to the week prior (7/18-7/25).

LDH is reporting that 74,246 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 7/27/20).

The LDH reports that 1,534 people are hospitalized (down 12 from Friday). Of those, 221 required ventilators (down 1 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,380 cases (up 49) | 72 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 6,440 cases (up 162) | 127 deaths (up 6)

Evangeline - 720 cases (up 21) | 2 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,218 cases (up 58) | 63 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 954 cases (up 10) | 24 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 6,350 cases (up 195) | 86 deaths (up 2)

St. Landry - 2,183 cases (up 101) | 74 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 1,501 cases (up 33) | 42 deaths (down 1)

St. Mary - 1,434 cases (up 53) | 49 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,325 (up 101) | 17 deaths (no change)
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On Saturday, July 18, the Louisiana Department of Health announced it will no longer be updating information on the COVID-19 dashboard on Saturdays. Information will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.

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