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COVID-19: State update - 169,044 cases and 5,402 deaths

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 13:02:23-04

As of October 6, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 506 and the number of deaths had increased by 6, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 169,044 and the number of deaths is 5,402 as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 28 and October 5, 2020. 88 percent of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread and 12 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 Monday, 12,760 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,402,355.

According to LDH, 567 people are currently hospitalized (up 20 from Monday), and 71 of those are on ventilators (no change from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,000 cases (up 7) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,954 cases (up 7) | 217 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,353 cases (up 9) | 34 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,998 cases (up 9) | 90 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,279 cases (up 5) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 99,082 cases (up 9) | 135 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,403 cases (up 13) | 128 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,124 cases (up 8) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,956 cases (down 2) | 78 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,060 (up 3) | 66 deaths (up 1)

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

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 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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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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