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COVID-19: State update - 168,512 cases and 5,396 deaths

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 13:07:17-04

As of October 5, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 230 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 168,512 and the number of deaths is 5,396 as of Monday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 27 and October 4, 2020. 97 percent of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread and 3 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 Sunday, 7,350 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,389,595.

According to LDH, 547 people are currently hospitalized (up 29 from Sunday), and 71 of those are on ventilators (up 3 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,993 cases (up 1) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,947 cases (no change) | 217 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,344 cases (up 3) | 34 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,989 cases (up 10) | 90 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,274 cases (up 6) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,073 cases (down 6) | 135 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,390 cases (up 8) | 128 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,116 cases (down 10) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,958 cases (up 9) | 78 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,057 (up 1) | 65 deaths (no change)

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

As of October 4, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 878 and the number of deaths had increased by 32, 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 Sunday.

*REMEMBER: The state does not report numbers on Saturdays. So the differences reported here are from Friday, meaning they are for two days.

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

Since Friday, 26,221 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,382,245.

According to LDH, 518 people are currently hospitalized (down 18 from Friday), and 68 of those are on ventilators (down 6 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,992 cases (up 10) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,947 cases (up 40) | 217 deaths (up 4)

Evangeline - 1,341 cases (up 5) | 34 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,979 cases (up 8) | 90 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,268 cases (up 4) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,079 cases (up 29) | 134 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,382 cases (down 9) | 128 deaths (up 3)

St. Martin - 2,126 cases (up 24) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,949 cases (up 2) | 78 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 2,056 (up 5) | 65 deaths (up 2)

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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