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COVID-19: State update - 140,821 coronavirus cases and 4,496 deaths

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 13:04:53-04

As of August 20, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 918 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 140,821 and 4,496 deaths as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases (97%) fall between August 13 and August 20, 2020. 91 percent of the cases reported to the state today were community spread.

People aged 18-29 represent 20 percent of these cases, according to LDH. People aged 18 and under represent the second-highest percentage at 15 percent.

LDH is reporting that 118,120 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/17/20).

The LDH reports 1,087 people currently hospitalized (down 73 from Wednesday) and 178 of those are on ventilators (up 2 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,731 cases (up 19) | 92 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 7,194 cases (up 40) | 158 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 992 cases (up 14) | 17 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,644 cases (up 8) | 80 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,098 cases (up 5) | 31 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,074 cases (up 36) | 104 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,968 cases (up 18) | 102 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,809 cases (up 6) | 49 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,703 cases (up 9) | 65 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,761 (up 8) | 32 deaths (no change)

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

As of August 19, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 778 and the number of deaths had increased by 37, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 139,903 and 4,468 deaths as of Wednesday.

LDH is reporting that 118,120 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/17/20).

The LDH reports 1,160 people currently hospitalized (down 44 from Tuesday) and 175 of those are on ventilators (down 12 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,712 cases (up 4) | 91 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,154 cases (up 61) | 158 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 978 cases (up 10) | 17 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,636 cases (up 4) | 79 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,093 cases (up 9) | 31 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,038 cases (up 33) | 104 deaths (up 2)

St. Landry - 2,950 cases (up 25) | 102 deaths (up 4)

St. Martin - 1,803 cases (up 8) | 49 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,694 cases (up 5) | 65 deaths (up 3)

Vermilion - 1,753 (up 16) | 32 deaths (up 1)

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

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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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