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COVID-19: State update - 174,638 cases and 5,527 deaths

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:02:57-04

As of October 16, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 863 and the number of deaths had increased by 20, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 174,638 and the number of deaths is 5,527 as of Friday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 8 and October 15, 2020. 94 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread. 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 Thursday, 19,645 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,562,564.

According to LDH, 557 people are currently hospitalized (down 9 from Thursday), and 60 of those are on ventilators (down 1 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,053 cases (down 2) | 99 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,138 cases (up 32) | 221 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,383 cases (up 3) | 37 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,029 cases (up 2) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,300 cases (down 6) | 42 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,241 cases (up 29) | 136 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,510 cases (up 7) | 132 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 2,152 cases (up 10) | 61 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,990 cases (up 5) | 83 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,080 (down 6) | 68 deaths (no change)

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

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 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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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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