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COVID-19: State update - 167,401 cases and 5,355 deaths

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:07:11-04

As of October 2, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 889 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 167,401 and the number of deaths is 5,355 as of Friday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 24 and October 1, 2020. 93 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread and 7 percent of the cases reported to the state were in congregate settings.

LDH reports that 154,163 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/28/20).

Since Thursday, 22,704 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,356,024.

According to LDH, 536 people are currently hospitalized (up 2 from Thursday), and 74 of those are on ventilators (down 1 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,982 cases (up 16) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,907 cases (up 8) | 213 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,336 cases (up 2) | 34 deaths (up 2)

Iberia - 2,971 cases (up 29) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,264 cases (up 7) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,050 cases (up 39) | 133 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,391 cases (up 57) | 125 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 2,102 cases (down 1) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,947 cases (up 4) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,051 (up 9) | 63 deaths (up 1)

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

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From Thursday

As of October 1, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 608 and the number of deaths had increased by 8, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 166,584 and the number of deaths is 5,329 as of Thursday.

LDH reports that 154,163 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 09/28/20).

Since Wednesday, 16,141 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,333,320.

According to LDH, 534 people are currently hospitalized (down 19 from Wednesday), and 75 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,966 cases (down 3) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,899 cases (up 7) | 213 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,334 cases (no change) | 32 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,942 cases (up 6) | 89 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,257 cases (up 8) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,011 cases (up 29) | 132 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,337 cases (up 23) | 124 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,103 cases (down 3) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,943 cases (up 9) | 77 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,042 (up 1) | 62 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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