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COVID-19: State update - 247,177 cases and 6,548 deaths

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 13:13:10-05

As of Dec. 4, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,102 and the number of deaths had increased by 24, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,404 are confirmed cases and 698 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Friday was 247,177. The current total death count is 6,548.

The collection dates for most of these cases fall between November 26 and December 3, 2020. 96 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread and 4 percent of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

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 Thursday, LDH says that 27,676 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,672,682. Of the tests reported today, 23,984 were PCR tests and 3,692 were antigen tests.

As of Thursday, 1,357 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 32 from Thursday), 154 of those patients were on ventilators (up 12 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,197 cases (up 68) | 118 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 10,939 cases (up 83) | 252 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,067 cases (up 39) | 46 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 3,862 cases (up 30) | 110 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,829 cases (up 27) | 52 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 12,877 cases (up 368) | 157 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 5,332 cases (up 67) | 165 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 2,879 cases (up 67) |73 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,441 cases (up 15) | 96 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 2,741 (up 37) | 76 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of Dec. 3, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,774 and the number of deaths had increased by 23, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,232 are confirmed cases and 542 are probable cases.

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

The collection dates for most of these cases fall between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 2020.

According to LDH, 96% of the cases reported to the state Thursday were community spread, and 4% of the cases reported to the state were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 account for 19% of these cases.

Since Wednesday, 26,111 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,645,006. Of the tests reported Thursday, 22,908 were PCR tests and 3,203 were antigen tests.

There have been 23 deaths reported to the state since yesterday. The current total death count is 6,524.

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 Wednesday, 26,111 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,645,006.

As of Thursday, 1,325 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 37 from Wednesday), 142 of those patients were on ventilators (up 8 from Wednesday).

In Acadiana, there were 226 patients hospitalized as of Dec. 2 with 25 patients on ventilators.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,129 cases (up 50) | 118 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 10,856 cases (up 92) | 252 deaths (up 3)
  • Evangeline - 2,028 cases (up 34) | 45 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 3,832 cases (up 59) | 110 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,802 cases (up 15) | 51 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 12,509 cases (up 165) | 156 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 5,265 cases (up 50) | 165 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 2,812 cases (up 33) |73 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,426 cases (up 17) | 96 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 2,704 (up 42) | 76 deaths (no change)

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

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