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COVID-19: State update - 148,193 cases and 4,787 deaths

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 13:01:27-04

As of August 31, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 324 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 148,193 and 4,787 deaths as of Monday.

LDH reports that 127,918 patients are "presumed recovered." (last update 8/24/20).

Since Sunday, 4,039 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,872,789.

According to LDH, 881 people are currently hospitalized (down 21 from Sunday), and 132 of those are on ventilators (down 11 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,809 cases (up 1) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,441 cases (up 2) | 182 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,119 cases (up 4) | 24 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,715 cases (up 4) | 87 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,160 cases (no change) | 35 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,275 cases (up 24) | 111 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,098 cases (up 2) | 113 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,962 cases (down 2) | 56 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,762 cases (up 5) | 70 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,867 (up 6) | 46 deaths (up 2)

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

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FROM Sunday:

As of August 30, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,645 and the number of deaths had increased by 27, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 147,867 and 4,768 deaths as of Sunday.

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 Friday's total case count.

Also, the two-day total includes 532 cases from a backlog of samples collected between July 1, 2020 and August 7, 2020. The cases will be applied to those dates on the Department’s dashboard.

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 that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between August 23 and August 30, 2020, and that 84% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread.

Since Friday, 40,272 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,868,750.

According to LDH, 902 people are currently hospitalized (up 26 from Friday), and 143 of those are on ventilators (down 2 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,808 cases (up 9) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,439 cases (up 141) | 182 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,115 cases | 24 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,711 cases (up 16) | 87 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,160 cases (up 3) | 35 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,251 cases (up 35) | 110 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,096 cases (up 64) | 112 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 1,964 cases (up 34) | 56 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,757 cases (up 3) | 69 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,861 (down 3) | 44 deaths (no change)

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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