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COVID-19: State update - 144,960 coronavirus cases and 4,688 deaths

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 15:21:24-04

As of August 26, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 844 and the number of deaths had increased by 32, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 144,960 and 4,688 deaths as of Tuesday.

LDH says that 85% of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were from community spread and that people aged 29 and under represent 30% of these cases.

According to LDH, 914 people are currently hospitalized (down 16 from Tuesday), and 148 of those are on ventilators (up 7 from Tuesday).

LDH is now reporting "Probable Cases" of COVID-19. As of Aug. 26, LDH is reporting 701 probable cases.

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,775 cases (down 1) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,269 cases (up 13) | 179 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,028 cases (up 9) | 24 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,698 cases (up 12) | 84 deaths (up 3)

Jefferson Davis - 1153 cases (up 4) | 34 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,183 cases (up 15) | 110 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,021 cases (up 15) | 110 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,920 cases (down 8) | 55 deaths (up 4)

St. Mary - 1,737 cases (down 2) | 67 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,854 (up 12) | 40 deaths (up 2)

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

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FROM TUESDAY:

As of August 25, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 550 and the number of deaths had increased by 33, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 144,116 and 4,656 deaths as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of Tuesday's cases (65.8%) fall between August 18 and August 25, 2020. 28.2 percent fall between August 1 and August 17.

85 percent of the cases reported to the state today were community spread.

According to LDH, 930 people are currently hospitalized (down 9 from Monday), and 141 of those are on ventilators (down 11 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,776 cases (up 28) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,256 cases (down 28) | 178 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,019 cases (up 13) | 24 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 2,686 cases (up 16) | 81 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,149 cases (up 29) | 34 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,168 cases (down 32) | 109 deaths (up 3)

St. Landry - 3,006 cases (up 5) | 109 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,928 cases (up 89) | 51 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,739 cases (up 13) | 66 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,842 (up 53) | 38 deaths (no change)

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

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