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COVID-19: State update - 258,914 cases and 6,684 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 13:04:55-05

As of Dec. 9, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 4,339 and the number of deaths had increased by 32, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,618 are confirmed cases and 1,721 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Wednesday was 258,914. The current total death count is 6,684.

LDH says that Wednesday, December 9, marks nine months since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Louisiana. Today’s case count is also the highest number of new cases reported without a backlog since that first case was identified on March 9.

The collection dates for most of these cases (87.3%) fall between December 1 and December 8, 2020. LDH says that 98 percent of the cases reported to the state today were community spread and 2 percent of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

LDH reports that 217,930 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 12/7/20).

Since Tuesday, 41,054 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,801,983. Of the tests reported Wednesday, 30,842 were PCR tests and 10,212 were antigen tests.

As of Wednesday, 1,537 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 21 from Tuesday), 177 of those patients were on ventilators (up 12 from Tuesday).

Since Tuesday, 923 Acadiana residents have tested positive for the virus, and 4 have died.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,368 cases (up 61) | 120 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 11,447 cases (up 264) | 260 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,172 cases (up 9) | 48 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,043 cases (up 43) | 110 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,931 cases (up 27) | 56 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 13,555 cases (up 330) | 164 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 5,517 cases (up 35) | 170 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,084 cases (up 123) | 75 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,518 cases (up 3) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 2,869 (up 28) | 78 deaths (no change)

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

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As of Dec. 8, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,429 and the number of deaths had increased by 45, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Tuesday was 254,562. The current total death count is 6,652.

Of these cases, 1,775 are confirmed cases and 654 are probable cases.

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 today’s and yesterday's total case count.

The collection dates for all of these cases fall between November 30 and December 7, 2020. 96 percent of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread and 4 percent of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

The collection dates for most of these cases (95.8%) fall between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 2020. LDH says that 96% of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread, while 4% of the cases reported to the state today 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).

LDH says individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 account for 18% of these cases.

Since Monday, 32,084 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,760,929. Of the tests reported Tuesday, 27,933 were PCR tests and 4,151 were antigen tests.
As of Tuesday, 1,516 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 93 from Monday), 165 of those patients were on ventilators (up 4 from Monday).

Since Monday, 496 Acadiana residents have tested positive for the virus, and 21 have died.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,307 cases (up 24) | 119 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 11,183 cases (up 96) | 260 deaths (up 4)
  • Evangeline - 2,163 cases (up 37) | 47 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,000 cases (up 59) | 110 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,904 cases (up 22) | 55 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 13,225 cases (up 129) | 163 deaths (up 5)
  • St. Landry - 5,482 cases (up 43) | 170 deaths (up 7)
  • St. Martin - 2,961 cases (up 26) | 75 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 2,515 cases (up 27) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 2,841 (up 33) | 78 deaths (up 1)

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

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