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COVID-19: State update - 161,462 cases and 5,207 deaths

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 13:45:29-04

As of September 21, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 243 and the number of deaths had increased by 9, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 161,462 and the number of deaths is 5,207 as of Sunday.

According to LDH, the collection dates for all of these cases fall between Sept. 14 - 20, 2020. And 84% of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 34% of these cases with 26% being 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 Sunday, 6,793 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,184,753.

According to LDH, 587 people are currently hospitalized (down 9 from Sunday), and 93 of those are on ventilators (down 7 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,929 cases (up 9) | 96 deaths (no change )

Calcasieu - 7,745 cases (up 1) | 209 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,297 cases (up 1) | 32 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 2,869 cases (up 11) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,225 cases (down 3) | 39 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,822 cases (down 7) | 123 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,260 cases (no change) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,058 cases (down up 2) | 61 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,891 cases (up 2) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,002 (down 5) | 58 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM SUNDAY:

As of September 20, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 928 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 161,219 and the number of deaths is 5,198 as of Sunday.

REMEMBER: The state doesn't report numbers on Saturdays. Therefore, the differences noted here are from FRIDAY.

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

Since Friday, 32,013 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,177,960.

According to LDH, 596 people are currently hospitalized (down 51 from Thursday), and 100 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,920 cases (up 3) | 96 deaths (no change )

Calcasieu - 7,744 cases (up 36) | 209 deaths (up 2)

Evangeline - 1,296 cases (up 8) | 31 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,869 cases (up 1) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,228 cases (up 9) | 38 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,829 cases (up 51) | 122 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,260 cases (up 12) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,056 cases (down 6) | 60 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,889 cases (up 24) | 77 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 2,007 (up 16) | 57 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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