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COVID-19: State update - 159,304 cases and 5,143 deaths

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:03:43-04

As of September 17, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 500 and the number of deaths had increased by 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 159,304 and the number of deaths is 5,143 as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 10 and September 17, 2020. 95 percent of the cases reported to the state on Thursday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 33 percent of these cases. 23 percent are individuals between 18-29, according to the department.

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

Since Wednesday, 9,006 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,123,151.

According to LDH, 663 people are currently hospitalized (down 15 from Wednesday), and 106 of those are on ventilators (down 1 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,907 cases (up 6) | 94 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,698 cases (up 53) | 206 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,272 cases (up 2) | 30 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,850 cases (down 4) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,202 cases (down 1) | 38 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,750 cases (up 19) | 122 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,239 cases (up 4) | 120 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,059 cases (up 6) | 60 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,861 cases (up 4) | 75 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,984 (up 8) | 56 deaths (no change)

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

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 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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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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