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COVID-19: State update - 158,826 cases and 5,126 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 13:04:04-04

As of September 16, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 508 and the number of deaths had increased by 18, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 158,826 and the number of deaths is 5,126 as of Wednesday.

LDH reports that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 8 and September 15, 2020. 82 percent of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 32 percent of these cases. 22 percent are individuals between 18-29.

LDH reports that 145,570 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/14/20).

Since Tuesday, 23,122 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,114,145.

According to LDH, 678 people are currently hospitalized (up 11 from Tuesday), and 107 of those are on ventilators (up 8 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,901 cases (up 4) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,645 cases (up 13) | 205 deaths (up 2)

Evangeline - 1,270 cases (no change) | 30 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,854 cases (up 5) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,203 cases (no change) | 38 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,731 cases (up 22) | 122 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,235 cases (up 5) | 120 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,053 cases (up 2) | 60 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,857 cases (up 14) | 75 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,976 (down 4) | 56 deaths (up 1)

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

As of September 15, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 426 and the number of deaths had increased by 26, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 158,318 and the number of deaths is 5,108 as of Tuesday.

LDH reports that 140,440 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/07/20).

Since Monday, 12,659 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,091,023.

According to LDH, 667 people are currently hospitalized (up 3 from Monday), and 99 of those are on ventilators (down 6 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,897 cases (up 6) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,632 cases (no change) | 203 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,270 cases (up 5) | 30 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,849 cases (up 2) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,203 cases (up 3) | 38 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,709 cases (up 3) | 122 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,230 cases (down 2) | 120 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,051 cases (up 9) | 59 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,843 cases (up 7) | 75 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,980 (down 5) | 55 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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