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COVID-19: State update - 293,934 cases and 7,226 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 13:04:20-05

As of Dec. 23, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,976 and the number of deaths had increased by 68, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,002 are confirmed cases and 974 are probable cases.

On Tuesday, the Department added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. To date, 22,108 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Wednesday was 293,934 cases. The current total death count is 7,226.

LDH says that Wednesday had the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since 69 deaths were reported on July 29. On Monday, the state reported 65 deaths which was the highest number of deaths since July 29 before today. So far this week, 232 deaths have been reported to the state, according to LDH.

The collection dates for most of these cases (96.9%) fall between December 15 and December 22, 2020. 96% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 4% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (17%) account for 35% of these cases, LDH says.

LDH reports that 247,501 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 12/21`/20).

Since Tuesday, 32,817 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,215,096. Of the tests reported today, 26,765 were PCR tests and 6,052 were antigen tests.

As of Wednesday, 1,675 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 28 from Tuesday), 196 of those patients were on ventilators (up 15 from Tuesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 567 news cases and 17 new deaths since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,816 cases (up 23) | 136 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 12,959 cases (up 147) | 277 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,481 cases (up 13) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,543 cases (up 39) | 119 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,161 cases (up 23) | 62 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 15,706 cases (up 137) | 183 deaths (up 5)
  • St. Landry - 6,256 cases (up 82) | 194 deaths (up 7)
  • St. Martin - 3,519 cases (up 37) | 80 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,860 cases (up 33) | 101 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 3,253 (up 33) | 85 deaths (up 1)

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

As of Dec. 22, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,705 and the number of deaths had increased by 51, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Today, the Department added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. To date, 22,108 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Tuesday was 290,960 cases. The current total death count is 7,158.

The collection dates for most of these cases (93.1%) fall between December 14 and December 21, 2020. 94% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 6% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (17%) account for 35% of these cases, LDH says.

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 Monday, 46,522 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,182,279. Of the tests reported today, 40,516 were PCR tests and 6,006 were antigen tests.

As of Tuesday, 1,647 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 57 from Monday), 181 of those patients were on ventilators (up 7 from Monday).

Across Acadiana, there were 970 news cases and 12 new deaths since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,793 cases (up 48) | 134 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 12,812 cases (up 226) | 277 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,468 cases (up 31) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,504 cases (up 87) | 118 deaths (up 3)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,138 cases (up 33) | 62 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 15,569 cases (up 297) | 178 deaths (up 3)
  • St. Landry - 6,174 cases (up 61) | 187 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,482 cases (up 66) | 80 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 2,827 cases (up 60) | 100 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 3,220 (up 61) | 84 deaths (up 1)

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FROM MONDAY:

As of Dec. 21, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,111 and the number of deaths had increased by 65, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 1,097 are confirmed cases and 14 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Monday was 287,261 cases. The current total death count is 7,107.

The collection dates for most of these cases (99.8%) fall between December 13 and December 20, 2020. 94% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 6% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (18%) account for 36% of these cases., LDH says.

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 Sunday, 12,042 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,135,757. Of the tests reported today, 11,937 were PCR tests and 105 were antigen tests.

As of Monday, 1,590 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 56 from Sunday), 174 of those patients were on ventilators (up 5 from Sunday).

Across Acadiana, there were 139 news cases and 10 new deaths since Sunday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,745 cases (up 10) | 133 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 12,586 cases (up 24) | 275 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,437 cases (up 4) | 56 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,417 cases (up 6) | 115 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,105 cases (up 13) | 62 deaths (up 2)
  • Lafayette - 15,272 cases (up 53) | 175 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 6,113 cases (up 11) | 187 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,416 cases (up 9) | 79 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 2,767 cases (up 3) | 99 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,159 (up 6) | 83 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM SUNDAY:

As of Dec. 20, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,738 and the number of deaths had increased by 48, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The current total death count is 7,042. With today’s COVID-19 update, Louisiana has surpassed 7,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the first death was reported on March 14. This death toll is higher than the number of deaths caused by accidents, stroke and diabetes combined in Louisiana in 2017 (the most recent year for which the CDC has published data). In 2017, only heart disease (11,260) and cancer (9,513) took the lives of more Louisianans than COVID-19 has in 9 months of 2020, according to LDH.

NOTE: The state does not report numbers on Saturday. These differences are for two days.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Sunday was 286,145 cases. The current total death count is 7,042.

The collection dates for most of these cases (95.9%) fall between December 12 and December 19, 2020. 94% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 6% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (16%) account for 34% of these cases, LDH says.

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 Friday, 48,116 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,123,715. Of the tests reported today, 43,315 were PCR tests and 4,801 were antigen tests.

As of Sunday, 1,534 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 13 from Friday), 169 of those patients were on ventilators (down 10 from Friday).

Across Acadiana, there were 672 news cases and 5 new deaths since Friday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,735 cases (up 53) | 132 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 12,562 cases (up 162) | 273 deaths (up 3)
  • Evangeline - 2,433 cases (up 26) | 55 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,411 cases (up 45) | 115 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,092 cases (up 24) | 60 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 15,219 cases (up 179) | 173 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 6,102 cases (up 66) | 187 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,407 cases (up 40) | 78 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,764 cases (up 40) | 99 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,153 (up 37) | 82 deaths (no change)

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

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