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COVID-19: State update - 149,838 cases and 4,841 deaths

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 13:03:49-04

As of September 2, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 972 and the number of deaths had increased by 20, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 149,838 and 4,841 deaths as of Wednesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between August 25 and September 1, 2020. 88 percent of the cases reported to the state on Wednesday were community spread.

LDH reports that 134,432 patients are "presumed recovered." (last update 8/31/20).

14,058 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,903,883.

According to LDH, 873 people are currently hospitalized (down 37 from Tuesday), and 132 of those are on ventilators (up 4 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,821 cases (up 4) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,442 cases (down 3) | 192 deaths (up 2)

Evangeline - 1,134 cases (up 16) | 27 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,738 cases (up 21) | 87 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,167 cases (up 1) | 36 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,339 cases (up 64) | 111 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,130 cases (up 20) | 114 deaths (down 1)

St. Martin - 1,982 cases (up 7) | 57 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,773 cases (up 5) | 70 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,887 (up 14) | 46 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM Tuesday:

As of September 1, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 667 and the number of deaths had increased by 34, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 148,882 and 4,821 deaths as of Tuesday.

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

Since Monday, 17,036 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,889,825.

According to LDH, 910 people are currently hospitalized (up 29 from Monday), and 128 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,817 cases (up 8) | 93 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,445 cases (up 4) | 190 deaths (up 8)

Evangeline - 1,118 cases (down 1) | 27 deaths (up 3)

Iberia - 2,717 cases (up 2) | 87 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,166 cases (up 6) | 36 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,275 cases (no change) | 111 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,110 cases (up 12) | 115 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 1,975 cases (down 13) | 57 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,768 cases (up 6) | 70 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,873 (up 6) | 46 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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