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COVID-19: State update - 165,624 cases and 5,308 deaths

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 13:01:01-04

As of September 29, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 553 and the number of deaths had increased by 10, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 165,624 and the number of deaths is 5,308 as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 21 and September 28, 2020. 93 percent of the cases reported to the state on Tuesday were community spread. People aged 29 and under represent 41 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 Monday, 18,139 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,306,533.

According to LDH, 578 people are currently hospitalized (up 15 from Monday), and 80 of those are on ventilators (down 3 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,963 cases (up 4) | 99 deaths (up 2)

Calcasieu - 7,869 cases (up 15) | 212 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,330 cases (up 3) | 32 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,934 cases (up 2) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,246 cases (up 5) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,969 cases (no change) | 132 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,312 cases (down 5) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,103 cases (up 8) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,934 cases (up 10) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,044 (up 5) | 61 deaths (no change)

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

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From Monday

As of September 28, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 236 and the number of deaths had increased by 15, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 165,091 and the number of deaths is 5,298 as of Monday.

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

Since Sunday, 6,469 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,288,394.

According to LDH, 563 people are currently hospitalized (up 6 from Sunday), and 83 of those are on ventilators (down 2 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,959 cases (down 3) | 97 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,854 cases (down 2) | 212 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,327 cases (no change) | 32 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,932 cases (up 3) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,241 cases (no change) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,969 cases (up 10) | 132 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,317 cases (up 10) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,095 cases (up 1) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,924 cases (up 7) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,039 (up 2) | 61 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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