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COVID-19: State update - 146,243 coronavirus cases and 4,741 deaths

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:51:16-04

As of August 28, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 627 and the number of deaths had increased by 30, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 146,243 and 4,741 deaths as of Friday.

LDH says that because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday's total case count. That difference has the additional case count at 606.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases (99.4%) fall between August 20 and August 27, 2020. 72 percent of the cases reported to the state Thursday were community spread.

LDH states the collection dates for all these cases fall between August 21 and August 28. They add that 96% of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 31% of these cases.

Since Thursday, LDH states that 10,275 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,828,478.

According to LDH, 876 people are currently hospitalized (up 24 from Thursday), and 145 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Thursday).

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

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,799 cases (up 18) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,298 cases (up 16) | 182 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,0343 cases (down 1) | 24 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,695 cases (up 6) | 86 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,157 cases (up 11) | 35 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,216 cases (up 33) | 110 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,032 cases (up 6) | 110 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,930 cases (up 8) | 56 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,754 cases (up 8) | 68 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,864 (up 11) | 441 deaths (up 3)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of August 27, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 723 and the number of deaths had increased by 23, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 145,637 and 4,711 deaths as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases (99.4%) fall between August 20 and August 27, 2020. 72 percent of the cases reported to the state Thursday were community spread.

According to LDH, 876 people are currently hospitalized (down 38 from Wednesday), and 145 of those are on ventilators (up 4 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,781 cases (up 6) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,285 cases (up 16) | 181 deaths (up 2)

Evangeline - 1,034 cases (up 6) | 24 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,695 cases (down 3) | 86 deaths (up 2)

Jefferson Davis - 1,146 cases (down 7) | 35 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,183 cases (up 22) | 110 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,026 cases (up 5) | 110 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,922 cases (up 2) | 55 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,746 cases (up 9) | 68 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,853 (down 1) | 41 deaths (up 1)

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

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