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COVID-19: State update - 180,991 cases and 5,666 deaths

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 13:05:20-04

As of October 27, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 885 and the number of deaths had increased by 18, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 180,991 and the number of deaths is 5,666 as of Tuesday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases fall between October 20 and October 26, 2020. 97 percent of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread and 3 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 Monday, 20,711 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,719,544.

According to LDH, 600 people are currently hospitalized across the state (down 9 from Monday), and 91 of those are on ventilators (up 20 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 3,139 cases (up 20) | 101 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 8,402 cases (up 36) | 230 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 1,413 cases (down 1) | 39 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 3,072 cases (up 4) | 96 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,353 cases (up 14) | 43 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 9,463 cases (up 30) | 139 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 3,678 cases (up 53) | 135 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 2,218 cases (up 3) | 63 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 2,021 cases (up 3) | 86 deaths (up 1)

Vermilion - 2,125 (up 8) | 70 deaths (no change)

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

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As of MONDAY:

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 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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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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