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COVID-19: State update - 275,545 cases and 6,933 deaths

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 13:09:30-05

As of Dec. 16, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,275 and the number of deaths had increased by 38, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,001 are confirmed cases and 1,274 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Wednesday was 275,545. The current total death count is 6,933.

The collection dates for most of these cases (96.7%) fall between December 8 and December 15, 2020. 97 percent of the cases reported to the state Wednesday were community spread and 3 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% of these cases, according to LDH.

LDH reports that 232,725 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 12/14/20).

Since Tuesday, 31,322 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,005,841. Of the tests reported today, 24,145 were PCR tests and 7,177 were antigen tests.

As of Wednesday, 1,584 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 13 from Tuesday), 167 of those patients were on ventilators (up 15 from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,597 cases (up 29) | 131 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 12,121 cases (up 187) | 264 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,359 cases (up 31) | 52 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,291 cases (up 39) | 114 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,038 cases (up 27) | 58 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 14,660 cases (up 228) | 172 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 5,896 cases (up 76) | 186 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Martin - 3,294 cases (up 51) | 78 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,671 cases (up 24) | 99 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 3,063 (up 49) | 82 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM TUESDAY:

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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