NewsCoronavirus

Actions

COVID-19: State update - 139,125 coronavirus cases and 4,431 deaths

covid la cases.PNG
Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 13:01:15-04

As of August 18, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 640 and the number of deaths had increased by 28, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 139,125 and 4,431 deaths as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of Tuesday's cases (99%) fall between August 11 and August 18, 2020. 94 percent of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread and people aged 30-39 represent 18 percent of these cases. LDH says the second highest age group is people aged 18-29 (16%).

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/10/20).

The LDH reports 1,204 people currently hospitalized (down 22 from Monday) and 187 of those are on ventilators (up 3 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,708 cases (up 7) | 91 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 7,093 cases (up 48) | 157 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 968 cases (up 2) | 17 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,632 cases (up 5) | 79 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,084 cases (up 4) | 30 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,005 cases (up 29) | 102 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 2,925 cases (up 17) | 98 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 1,795 cases (up 5) | 49 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,689 cases (up 4) | 62 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,737 (up 2) | 31 deaths (up 1)

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

FROM MONDAY:

As of August 17, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 567 and the number of deaths had increased by 19, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 138,485 and 4,403 deaths as of Monday.

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/10/20).

The LDH reports 1,226 people currently hospitalized (up 30 from Sunday) and 184 of those are on ventilators (down 5 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,701 cases (up 17) | 90 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 7,045 cases (up 1) | 157 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 966 cases (down 1)* | 17 deaths (up 4)

Iberia - 2,627 cases (up 11) | 79 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,080 cases (up 2) | 30 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 7,976 cases (up 29) | 101 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,908 cases (up 13) | 96 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,790 cases (up 7) | 48 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,685 cases (up 8) | 61 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,735 (up 11) | 30 deaths (no change)

(*State officials say they sometimes move a positive case from one parish to another if the positive was assigned to the parish where the person took the test, rather than where their residence is)

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

___________________________

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.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel