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COVID-19: State update - 178,171 cases and 5,593 deaths

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 13:07:33-04

As of October 22, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 775 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 178,171 and the number of deaths is 5,593 as of Thursday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 14 and October 21, 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 165,282 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 10/19/20).

Since Wednesday, 19,756 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,647,427.

According to LDH, 598 people are currently hospitalized across the state (down 10 from Wednesday), and 64 of those are on ventilators (down 4 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,112 cases (up 21) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,284 cases (up 28) | 224 deaths (up 1)

Evangeline - 1,400 cases (up 11) | 39 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,060 cases (up 11) | 93 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,329 cases (up 6) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,378 cases (up 33) | 137 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,597 cases (up 32) | 135 deaths (up 2)

St. Martin - 2,191 cases (up 8) | 63 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 2,011 cases (up 10) | 84 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,104 (up 7) | 70 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

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 Tuesday), and 68 of those are on ventilators as of Oct. 20 (up 6 from Tuesday).

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

Parishes in Acadiana

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

Calcasieu - 8,256 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 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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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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