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COVID-19: State update - 264,191cases and 6,767 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 13:04:52-05

As of Dec. 11, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,924 and the number of deaths had increased by 43, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,195 are confirmed cases and 729 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Friday was 264,191. The current total death count is 6,767.

The collection dates for most of these cases (98%) fall between December 3 and December 10, 2020.

91 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread and 9 percent of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 and between the ages of 30 and 39 account for 34 percent of these cases, according to LDH.

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 Thursday, 38,222 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,867,799. Of the tests reported Friday, 33,736 were PCR tests and 4,486 were antigen tests.

As of Friday, 1,589 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 52 from Thursday), 167 of those patients were on ventilators (down 13 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,452 cases (up 38) | 123 deaths (up 3)
  • Calcasieu - 11,677 cases (up 145) | 259 deaths (down 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,232 cases (up 60) | 50 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,111 cases (up 68) | 113 deaths (up 2)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,973 cases (up 42) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 13,855 cases (up 167) | 165 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 5,646 cases (up 85) | 173 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,131 cases (up 26) | 75 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,562 cases (up 18) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 2,904 (up 18) | 79 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of Dec. 10, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,542 and the number of deaths had increased by 40, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,139 are confirmed cases and 403 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Thursday was 261,329. The current total death count is 6,724.

LDH says that Wednesday, Dec. 9, marked nine months since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Louisiana.

LDH adds 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 today’s and yesterday's total case count.

The collection dates for most of these cases (95.9%) fall between Dec. 1 - 9, 2020. LDH says that 95% of the cases reported to the state Thursday were community spread and 5% of the cases reported were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 account for 20% of these cases.

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 Wednesday, 27,594 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,829,577. Of the tests reported today, 24,629 were PCR tests and 2,965 were antigen tests.

As of Wednesday, 1,537 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 8 from Wednesday), 180 of those patients were on ventilators (up 3 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,414 cases (up 46) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 11,532 cases (up 85) | 260 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,172 cases (up 25) | 49 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,043 cases (up 27) | 111 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 1,931 cases (up 22) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 13,688 cases (up 133) | 164 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 5,561 cases (up 44) | 173 deaths (up 3)
  • St. Martin - 3,105 cases (up 21) | 75 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,544 cases (up 26) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 2,886 (up 17) | 79 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

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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