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COVID-19: State update - 272,276 cases and 6,895 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 19:14:31-05

As of Dec. 15, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,617 and the number of deaths had increased by 50, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,115 are confirmed cases and 502 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Tuesday was 272,276. The current total death count is 6,895.

The collection dates for most of these cases (92.6%) fall between December 7 and December 14, 2020. 98 percent of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread and 2 percent of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 and between the ages of 30 and 39 account for 35 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 Monday, 36,719 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,974,519. Of the tests reported today, 33,413 were PCR tests and 3,306 were antigen tests.

As of Tuesday, 1,597 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 77 from Monday), 152 of those patients were on ventilators (up 5 from Monday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,568 cases (up 39) | 130 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 11,934 cases (up 66) | 263 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,328 cases (up 56) | 52 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,252 cases (up 60) | 114 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,011 cases (up 10) | 57 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 14,432 cases (up 163) | 171 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Landry - 5,820 cases (up 45) | 184 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Martin - 3,243 cases (up 58) | 78 deaths (up 3)
  • St. Mary - 2,647 cases (up 14) | 98 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,014 (up 53) | 81 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM MONDAY:

As of Dec. 14, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,022 and the number of deaths had increased by 27, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 964 are confirmed cases and 58 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Monday was 269,643. The current total death count is 6,845.

The collection dates for most of these cases (99.4%) fall between December 6 and December 13, 2020. 95 percent of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread and 5 percent of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 and between the ages of 30 and 39 account for 32 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 Sunday, 10,459 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,937,800. Of the tests reported today, 10,130 were PCR tests and 329 were antigen tests.

As of Monday, 1,527 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 6 from Sunday), 147 of those patients were on ventilators (down 15 from Sunday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,529 cases (up 7) | 128 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 11,868 cases (up 46) | 261 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,272 cases (down 2) | 52 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,192 cases (up 6) | 113 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,001 cases (up 2) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 14,269 cases (up 69) | 167 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 5,775 cases (up 28) | 180 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,185 cases (up 3) | 75 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,633 cases (up 3) | 98 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 2,961 (up 3) | 80 deaths (no change)

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

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