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COVID-19: State update - 134,304 coronavirus cases, 4,238 deaths

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 19:21:45-04

As of August 12, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,179 and the number of deaths had increased by 43, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 134,304 and 4,238 deaths as of Wednesday.

LDH says that collection dates for most of Wednesday's cases (84%) fall between August 5, 2020 and August 12, 2020. 80 percent of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were community spread and 27 percent of the cases reported are of individuals aged 29 and under.

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/03/20).

The LDH initially reported Wednesday that due to recent changes in federal reporting requirements, hospital related data like hospitalizations and patients on ventilators had been delayed.

LDH later updated that data Wednesday afternoon with 1,320 people that are currently hospitalized (down 15 from Tuesday). Of those, 211 required ventilators (down 3 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,652 cases (up 18) | 87 deaths (up 2)

Calcasieu - 6,924 cases (up 62) | 147 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 932 cases (29) | 7 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,575 cases (up 14) | 73 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,046 cases (up 13) | 28 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 7,793 cases (up 70) | 100 deaths (up 4)

St. Landry - 2,824 cases (up 46) | 92 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 1,757 cases (up 23 ) | 46 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,642 cases (up 11) | 56 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,657 (up 46) | 28 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM TUESDAY:

As of August 11, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,164 and the number of deaths had increased by 26, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 133,125 and 4,195 deaths as of Tuesday.

LDH is reporting that 89,083 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/03/20).

The LDH reports that 1,335 people are hospitalized (down 47 from Monday). Of those, 214 required ventilators (down 1 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,634 cases (up 33) | 85 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 6,862 cases (up 47) | 146 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 903 cases (13) | 7 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,561 cases (up 22) | 73 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,033 cases (up 5) | 28 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 7,723 cases (up 80) | 96 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,778 cases (up 43) | 91 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,734 cases (up 20 ) | 46 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,631 cases (up 20) | 55 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,611 (up 27) | 27 deaths (up 1)

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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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