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COVID-19: State update - 175,982 cases and 5,566 deaths

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 13:02:50-04

As of October 19, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 202 and the number of deaths had increased by 16, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 175,982 and the number of deaths is 5,566 as of Monday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 11 and October 18, 2020. 84 percent of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread and 16 percent of the cases reported to the state Monday 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 Sunday, 4,866 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,594,376.

According to LDH, 553 people are currently hospitalized (up 3 from Sunday), and 64 of those are on ventilators ( up 4 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,062 cases (up 10) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,187 cases (up 2) | 222 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,383 cases (up 1) | 38 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,032 cases (down 4) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,314 cases (down 5) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,297 cases (up 8) | 137 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,529 cases (down 3) | 133 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 2,162 cases (no change) | 62 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,998 cases (up 4) | 84 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,084 (no change) | 70 deaths (up 1)

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

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From Sunday

As of October 18, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,125 and the number of deaths had increased by 23, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 175,781 and the number of deaths is 5,550 as of Sunday.

NOTE: Remember that the state does not update numbers on Saturdays. That means the increases reflect two days of numbers, not one.

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

Since Friday, 26,946 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,589,510.

According to LDH, 550 people are currently hospitalized (down 7 from Friday), and 60 of those are on ventilators (unchanged from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,052 cases (down 1) | 100 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 8,185 cases (up 47) | 221 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,382 cases (down 1) | 38 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 3,036 cases (up 7) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,319 cases (up 19) | 43 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 9,289 cases (up 48) | 137 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,532 cases (up 22) | 132 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,162 cases (up 10) | 62 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,994 cases (up 4) | 84 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 2,084 (up 4) | 69 deaths (up 1)

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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