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COVID-19: State update - 177, 399 cases and 5,584 deaths

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:56:28-04

As of October 21, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 718 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 177,399 and the number of deaths is 5,584 as of Wednesday.

LDH reports that 165,282 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 10/19/20).

According to LDH, because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between Wednesday’s and Tuesday's total case count.

The collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 13 and October 20, 2020.

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

People aged 29 and under represent 35% of these cases, LDH states, while 26% are individuals between 18-29.

Since Tuesday, 14,302 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,627,671.

According to LDH, 608 people are currently hospitalized across the state as of Oct. 20 (up 22 from Monday), and 68 of those are on ventilators as of Oct. 20 (up 6 from Monday).

LDH is reporting 62 hospitalizations in Region 4 - Acadiana as of Oct. 20 (up 7 from Monday), and 7 of those are on ventilators as of Oct. 20 (up 2 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,091 cases (up 9) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,256 8,198 cases (up 58) | 223 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,389 cases (up 1) | 39 deaths (up 1)

Iberia - 3,049 cases (up 6) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,323 cases (down 7) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,345 -9,315 cases (up 30) | 137 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,565 cases (up 14) | 133 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,183 cases (no change) | 63 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 2,001 cases (up 1) | 84 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,097 (no change) | 70 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM TUESDAY:

As of October 20, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 685 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 176,681 and the number of deaths is 5,572 as of Tuesday.

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

Since Monday, 18,993 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,613,369.

According to LDH, 586 people are currently hospitalized (up 33 from Monday), and 62 of those are on ventilators ( down 2 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,082 cases (up 20) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,198 cases (up 11) | 222 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,388 cases (up 5) | 38 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,043 cases (up 11) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,330 cases (up 16) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,315 cases (up 18) | 137 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,551 cases (up 22) | 133 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,183 cases (up 21) | 63 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 2,000 cases (up 2) | 84 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,097 (up 13) | 70 deaths (no change)

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

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