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COVID-19: State update - 170,097 cases and 5,411 deaths

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 16:25:58-04

As of October 7, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,053 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 170,097 and the number of deaths is 5,411 as of Wednesday.

LDH states on its website that the 1,052 new cases includes a backlog of 406 cases with collection dates before 9/16.

According to its Twitter page, 432 of Wednesday’s reported cases are attributed to a backlog of cases with collection dates ranging from June to September. The cases will be attributed to those dates on the Department’s dashboard.

"Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday's total case count," LDH states in another tweet. "The collection dates for most of these cases fall between September 29 and October 6, 2020."

LDH is also reporting that 98% of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were community spread, while 2% of the cases reported to the state were in congregate settings.

According to LDH, people aged 29 and under represent 39% of these cases and 27% are individuals between 18-29. Since Tuesday, LDH is reporting that 23,032 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,425,387.

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,004 cases (up 4) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,986 cases (up 32) | 217 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,350 cases (down 3) | 34 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,997 cases (down 1) | 90 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,283 cases (up 4) | 39 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,106 cases (up 24) | 135 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,423 cases (up 20) | 128 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,119 cases (down 9) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,963 cases (up 7) | 78 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,010 (up 10) | 66 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM TUESDAY

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)

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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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