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COVID-19: State update - 241,335 cases and 6,501 deaths

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:05:06-05

As of Dec. 2, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,604 and the number of deaths had increased by 46, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

LDH says that the increase in cases on Wednesday is due to a backlog of 1,551 cases with collection dates going back to April.

Of these cases, 3,329 are confirmed cases and 275 are probable cases. The collection dates for most of these cases fall between November 24 and December 1, 2020. 96 percent of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were community spread and 4 percent of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 241,335 and the number of deaths is 6,501 as of Wednesday.

Of these cases, LDH says that 227,780 are confirmed cases and 13,555 are probable cases.

LDH reports that 202,891 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 11/30/20).

Since Tuesday, 65,996 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,618,895.

As of Wednesday, 1,288 patients were hospitalized (up 8 from Tuesday), 134 of those patients were on ventilators (up 9 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana (confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,079 cases (up 101) | 118 deaths (up 3)
  • Calcasieu - 10,764 cases (up 857) | 249 deaths (up 7)
  • Evangeline - 1,994 cases (up 155) | 45 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 3,773 cases (up 130) | 110 deaths (up 6)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,787 cases (up 91) | 51 deaths (up 2)
  • Lafayette - 12,509 cases (up 532) | 155 deaths (up 8)
  • St. Landry - 5,215 cases (up 251) | 165 deaths (up 13)
  • St. Martin - 2,812 cases (up 106) |73 deaths (up 6)
  • St. Mary - 2,409 cases (up 129) | 95 deaths (up 6)
  • Vermilion - 2,662 (up 45) | 76 deaths (up 2)

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

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As of Dec. 1, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 5,326 and the number of deaths had increased by 35, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

LDH says that due to a recent processing error, some COVID-19 data that would have been reported November 29-30 is being reported Tuesday.

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

The collection dates for most of these cases fall between Nov. 23 - 30.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 237,740 and the number of deaths is 6,455 as of Tuesday.

Of these cases, LDH says that 224,410 are confirmed cases and 13,330 are probable cases.

LDH says that the collection dates for all of these cases fall between November 23 - 30. LDH says that 97 percent of the cases reported to the state on Tuesday were community spread and 37 percent of the cases were in congregate settings.

LDH reports that 192,488 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 11/23/20).

Since Monday, 57,646 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,552,889. Of the tests reported Monday, 49,395 were PCR tests and 8,251 were antigen tests.

As of Tuesday, 1,280 patients were hospitalized (up 39 from Monday), 125 of those patients were on ventilators (up 3 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana (confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 3,978 cases (up 3) | 115 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 9,907 cases (down 553) | 242 deaths (down 4)
  • Evangeline - 1,839 cases (down 84) | 44 deaths (down 1)
  • Iberia - 3,643 cases (down 48) | 104 deaths (down 3)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,696 cases (down 33) | 49 deaths (down 2)
  • Lafayette - 11,977 cases (down 136) | 147 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Landry - 4,964 cases (down 74) | 152 deaths (down 2)
  • St. Martin - 2,706 cases (down 15) | 67 deaths (down 4)
  • St. Mary - 2,280 cases (down 83) | 89 deaths (down 6)
  • Vermilion - 2,617 (up 31) | 74 deaths (down 1)

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

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