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COVID-19: State update - 153,177 cases and 4,942 deaths

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 13:08:28-04

As of September 7, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 305 and the number of deaths had increased by 12, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 153,177 and the number of deaths is 4,942 as of Monday.

LDH says that 87 percent of these newly reported cases are tied to community spread rather than congregate settings. 99.7 percent of these newly reported cases date back to the previous week (8/31-9/6). They says the cases are not tied to a backlog.

LDH reports that 134,432 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 8/31/20).

Since Sunday, 4,985 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,963,333.

According to LDH, 787 people are currently hospitalized (down 3 from Sunday), and 124 of those are on ventilators (up 5 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,853 cases (up 9) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,476 cases (up 2) | 194 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,202 cases (down 1) | 28 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,762 cases (up 3) | 87 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,171 cases (down 3) | 36 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,449 cases (up 2) | 115 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,156 cases (down 5) | 116 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,005 cases (up 6) | 58 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,791 cases (up 3) | 72 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,908 (down 7) | 50 deaths (no change)

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

As of September 6, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,387 and the number of deaths had increased by 58, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 152,868 and the number of deaths is 4,930 as of Sunday.

NOTE: Remember that the state does not report numbers on Saturday; that means the differences reported above are between Friday numbers and Sunday numbers and represent two days, not one day, of changes.

LDH reports that 134,432 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are updated on Mondays; last update 8/31/20).

Since Friday, 26,600 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,958,348.

According to LDH, 790 people are currently hospitalized (down 18 from Thursday), and 119 of those are on ventilators (up 23 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,844 cases (up 16) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,474 cases (up 9) | 194 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,203 cases (up 49) | 28 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 2,759 cases (up 7) | 87 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,174 cases (up 5) | 36 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,447 cases (up 45) | 115 deaths (up 2)

St. Landry - 3,161 cases (up 20) | 116 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,999 cases (up 3) | 58 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,788 cases (up 10) | 72 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,915 (up 14) | 50 deaths (up 2)

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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