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COVID-19: State update - 180,069 cases and 5,648 deaths

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 13:02:27-04

As of October 26, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 222 and the number of deaths had increased by 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 180,069 and the number of deaths is 5,648 as of Monday.

LDH says that the collection dates for all of these cases fall between October 9 and October 25, 2020. 92 percent of the cases reported to the state on Monday were community spread and 8 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 Sunday, 5,059 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,698,833.

According to LDH, 609 people are currently hospitalized across the state (up 13 from Sunday), and 71 of those are on ventilators (up 5 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,119 cases (down 2) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,366 cases (up 13) | 230 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,414 cases (up 3) | 39 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,068 cases (up 6) | 95 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,339 cases (up 6) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,433 cases (up 12) | 139 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 3,625 cases (down 12) | 135 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,215 cases (up 8) | 63 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 2,018 cases (down 7) | 85 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 2,117 (no change ) | 70 deaths (no change)

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

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As of SUNDAY:

As of October 25, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 974 and the number of deaths had increased by 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

REMEMBER: The state does not release numbers on Saturday, so these changes are from Friday's figures.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 179,842 and the number of deaths is 5,631 as of Sunday.

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 Friday, 26,269 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,693,774.

According to LDH, 596 people are currently hospitalized across the state (down 24 from Friday), and 66 of those are on ventilators (up 1 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,121 cases (up 13) | 100 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 8,353 cases (up 51) | 230 deaths (up 7)

Evangeline - 1,411 cases (up 10) | 39 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,062 cases (up 3) | 95 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 1,333 cases (down 2) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,421 cases (up 41) | 138 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,637 cases (up 21) | 135 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,208 cases (up 7) | 63 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 2,025 cases (up 10) | 85 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 2,117 (up 3) | 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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