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COVID-19: State update - 163,222 cases and 5,241 deaths

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 13:06:50-04

As of September 24, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 581 and the number of deaths had increased by 16, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 163,222 and the number of deaths is 5,241 as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 16 and September 23, 2020. 96 percent of the cases reported to the state on Thursday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 42 percent of these cases. 30 percent are individuals between 18-29.

LDH reports that 149,640 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/21/20).

Since Wednesday, 17,525 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,236,310.

According to LDH, 575 people are currently hospitalized (down 17 from Wednesday), and 92 of those are on ventilators (down 2 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,935 cases (up 2) | 96 deaths (no change )

Calcasieu - 7,812 cases (up 18) | 210 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,304 cases (down 2) | 32 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,906 cases (up 8) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,226 cases (up 1) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,895 cases (up 20) | 128 deaths (up 2)

St. Landry - 3,279 cases (up 7) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,091 cases (up 10) | 60 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,902 cases (up 1) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,019 (up 9) | 61 deaths (up 1)

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

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From Wednesday

As of September 23, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 440 and the number of deaths had increased by 7, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 162,645 and the number of deaths is 5,225 as of Wednesday.

Wednesday's update was delayed for an hour while they verified laboratory results reported to the department.

LDH reports that 149,640 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/21/20).

Since Tuesday, 12,850 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,218,785.

According to LDH, 592 people are currently hospitalized (up 21 from Tuesday), and 94 of those are on ventilators (down 2 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,933 cases (up 3) | 96 deaths (no change )

Calcasieu - 7,794 cases (up 21) | 210 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,306 cases (up 3) | 32 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,898 cases (up 2) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,225 cases (up 1) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,875 cases (up 5) | 126 deaths (up 2)

St. Landry - 3,272 cases (up 1) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,081 cases (up 8) | 60 deaths (down 1)

St. Mary - 1,901 cases (up 1) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,019 (up 9) | 60 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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