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COVID-19: State update - 173,864 cases and 5,507 deaths

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 13:07:40-04

As of October 15, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 823 and the number of deaths had increased by 12, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 173,864 and the number of deaths is 5,507 as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 7 and October 14, 2020. 94 percent of the cases reported to the state Thursday were community spread and 6 percent of the cases reported to the state were in congregate settings.

LDH reports that 161,792 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 10/12/20).

Since Wednesday, 26,284 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,542,919.

According to LDH, 566 people are currently hospitalized (down 16 from Wednesday), and 61 of those are on ventilators (down 3 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,055 cases (up 21) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,106 cases (up 11) | 221 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,377 cases (up 1) | 37 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 3,027 cases (up 1) | 93 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,306 cases (up 8) | 42 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,212 cases (up 3) | 136 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,503 cases (up 18) | 131 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 2,142 cases (down 7) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,985 cases (up 3) | 83 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,086 (up 7) | 68 deaths (no change)

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

As of October 14, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 331 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 173,121 and the number of deaths is 5,495 as of Wednesday.

LDH reports that 161,792 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays; last update 10/12/20).

Since Tuesday, 6,316 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,516,635.

According to LDH, 582 people are currently hospitalized (up 9 from Tuesday), and 64 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,034 cases (up 6) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,095 cases (up 9) | 221 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,376 cases (up 4) | 36 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,026 cases (up 5) | 92 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,298 cases (up 7) | 42 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,209 cases (up 26) | 136 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,485 cases (down 1) | 130 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,149 cases (up 9) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,982 cases (up 3) | 83 deaths (up 2)

Vermilion - 2,079 (up 3) | 68 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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