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COVID-19: State update - 153,433 cases and 4,955 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 13:04:45-04

As of September 8, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 250 and the number of deaths had increased by 13, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 153,433 and the number of deaths is 4,955 as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the low number of cases and tests reported Tuesday is likely due to a lack of testing and delays in reporting over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 1 and September 7, 2020. 99 percent of the cases reported to the state were community spread.

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

Since Monday, 4,125 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 1,967,458.

According to LDH, 799 people are currently hospitalized (up 12 from Monday), and 131 of those are on ventilators (up 7 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,841 cases (down 12) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,487 cases (up 11) | 194 deaths (no change)

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

Iberia - 2,761 cases (down 1) | 88 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,171 cases (no change) | 37 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,460 cases (up 11) | 116 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,160 cases (up 4) | 116 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,010 cases (up 5) | 58 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,789 cases (down 2) | 72 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,916 (up 8) | 50 deaths (no change)

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

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 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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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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