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COVID-19: State update - 160,283 cases and 5,172 deaths

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 13:03:17-04

As of September 18, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 976 and the number of deaths had increased by 29, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 160,283 and the number of deaths is 5,172 as of Friday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 10 and September 17, 2020. 92 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 37 percent of these cases. 25 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 Thursday, 22,796 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,145,947.

According to LDH, 647 people are currently hospitalized (down 16 from Thursday), and 104 of those are on ventilators (down 2 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,917 cases (up 10) | 96 deaths (up 2)

Calcasieu - 7,708 cases (up 10) | 207 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,288 cases (up 16) | 31 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 2,868 cases (down 18) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,219 cases (up 17) | 38 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,778 cases (up 28) | 122 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,248 cases (up 9) | 124 deaths (up 4)

St. Martin - 2,062 cases (up 3) | 60 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,865 cases (up 4) | 76 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 1,991 (up 7) | 57 deaths (up 1)

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

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 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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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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