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COVID-19: State update - 315,275 cases and 7,488 deaths

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 13:04:48-05

As of Dec. 31, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 4,051 and the number of deaths had increased by 40, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

NOTE: In observance of New Year’s Day LDH will not be updating the dashboard on Friday, January 1. LDH will resume updates on Sunday, January 3 as normal.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Thursday was 315,275 cases. The current total death count is 7,488.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, LDH added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. As of Thursday, Dec. 31, 45,289 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

LDH reports that 263,712 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 12/28/20).

Since Wednesday, 32,607 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,400,149.

LDH reports that 1,731 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 14 from Wednesday), 202 of those patients were on ventilators (down 8 from Wednesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 792 news cases and 8 new deaths since Wednesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,082 cases (up 61) | 153 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 13,933 cases (up 167) | 285 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,624 cases (up 27) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,840 cases (up 71) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,285 cases (up 22) | 65 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 16,753 cases (up 247) | 188 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 6,576 cases (up 58) | 202 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Martin - 3,804 cases (up 54) | 82 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 3,080 cases (up 30) | 102 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,518 (up 55) | 85 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

As of Dec. 30, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 6,754 and the number of deaths had increased by 51, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 4,214 are confirmed cases and 2,540 are probable cases.

LDH says that Wednesday's update does NOT contain a backlog of cases. This is the highest number of daily cases reported to date in Louisiana that does not contain a backlog nor two days of reporting, they said. The previous highest number of cases reported was 4,339 new cases on December 9.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Wednesday was 311,229 cases. The current total death count is 7,448.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, LDH added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. As of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 37,969 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The collection dates for most of these cases (90.7%) fall between December 22 and December 29, 2020. 95% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 5% 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 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, 52,109 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,367,542. Of the tests reported today, 40,177 were PCR tests and 11,932 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 1,717 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 28 from Tuesday), 210 of those patients were on ventilators (down 8 from Tuesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 1,595 news cases and 5 new deaths since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,021 cases (up 116) | 152 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 13,766 cases (up 461) | 283 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,597 cases (up 24) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,769 cases (up 127) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,263 cases (up 69) | 65 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 16,506 cases (up 352) | 187 deaths (down 1)
  • St. Landry - 6,509 cases (up 144) | 198 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 3,750 cases (up 55) | 82 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 3,050 cases (up 135) | 102 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,463 (up 112) | 85 deaths (no change)

FROM TUESDAY:

As of Dec. 29, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,946 and the number of deaths had increased by 61, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 3,060 are confirmed cases and 886 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Tuesday was 304,485 cases. The current total death count is 7,397.

LDH says 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.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, LDH added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. As of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 37,969 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The collection dates for all of Tuesday's cases (99.5%) fall between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, 2020. LDH says that 97% of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread and 3% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (19%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (18%) account for 37% of these cases.

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 Monday, 37,356 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,315,433. Of the tests reported Tuesday, 33,104 were PCR tests and 4,252 were antigen tests.

As of Monday, Dec. 28, LDH reports that 1,689 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 92 from Monday), 218 of those patients were on ventilators (up 17 from Monday).

In LDH Region 4 - Acadiana, there were 195 patients that were hospitalized as of Dec. 28 with 19 of them on ventilators.

Across Acadiana, there were 86 news cases and 10 new deaths since Sunday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,905 cases (up 34) | 151 deaths (up 3)
  • Calcasieu - 13,305 cases (up 200) | 281 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,524 cases (up 10) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,642 cases (up 19) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,194 cases (up 16) | 64 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 16,154 cases (up 144) | 188 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 6,365 cases (up 25) | 197 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,695 cases (up 87) | 82 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 2,915 cases (up 13) | 102 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 3,351 (up 17) | 85 deaths (no change)

FROM MONDAY:

As of Dec. 28, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 823 and the number of deaths had increased by 45, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 732 are confirmed cases and 91 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Monday was 300,539 cases. The current total death count is 7,336.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Department added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. To date, 32,766 vaccinations have been administered. This data will be updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The collection dates for all of Monday's cases (100%) fall between December 20 and December 27, 2020. 99 percent of the cases reported to the state today were community spread and 1 percent of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (16%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (19%) account for 35% of these cases.

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 Sunday, 5,878 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,278,077. Of the tests reported today, 5,428 were PCR tests and 450 were antigen tests.

As of Monday, 1,597 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 67 from Sunday), 201 of those patients were on ventilators (up 10 from Sunday).

Across Acadiana, there were 86 news cases and 10 new deaths since Sunday

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,871 cases (down 3) | 148 deaths (up 5)
  • Calcasieu - 13,105 cases (up 13) | 280 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,514 cases (up 4) | 57 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 4,623 cases (up 17) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,178 cases (up 2) | 64 deaths (up 2)
  • Lafayette - 16,010 cases (up 20) | 186 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 6,340 cases (up 15) | 197 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,608 cases (up 3) | 81 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,902 cases (down 3) | 101 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,334 (up 12) | 85 deaths (no change)

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

As of Dec. 27, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,227 and the number of deaths had increased by 19, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

NOTE: There were no numbers reported on Friday, as it was Christmas Day. The state does not report numbers on Saturdays. That means these numbers reflect three days of reporting, not just one.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Department added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. To date, 32,766 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 Sunday was 299,722 cases. The current total death count is 7,291.

The newly reported cases are on 29,184 tests since 12/24 (molecular: 26,478; antigen: 2,706). So far, 776,946 tests have been reported to the state in the month of December. These cases come from all age groups with the greatest shares among 18-29yo (17%) and 30-39yo (17%). They come from all regions of the state with the most coming from Region 1/Greater Orleans area (29%). The vast majority (98%) of these newly reported cases are tied to COVID spreading in communities, rather than in congregate settings like nursing homes, and 98.4% date back to this past week (12/19-12/26).

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

As of Sunday, 1,530 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 103 from Thursday), 191 of those patients were on ventilators (down 8 from Thursday).

Across Acadiana, there were 338 news cases and four new deaths since Christmas Eve.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,874 cases (up 23) | 143 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 13,092 cases (up 49) | 280 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,510 cases (up 11) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,606 cases (up 19) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,176 cases (up 8) | 62 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 15,990 cases (up 131) | 184 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 6,325 cases (up 39) | 197 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 3,605 cases (up 17) | 81 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 2,905 cases (up 27) | 101 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,322 (up 14) | 85 deaths (no change)

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FROM THURSDAY:
As of Dec. 24, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,562 and the number of deaths had increased by 46, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Department added COVID-19 vaccination data to its COVID-19 dashboard. To date, 32,766 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 Thursday was 296,499 cases. The current total death count is 7,272.

In observance of Christmas LDH will not update the dashboard on Friday, 12/25. LDH will resume normal updates on Sunday, 12/27.

LDH said 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, 278 deaths have been reported to the state, according to LDH.

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

As of Thursday, 1,633 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 42 from Wednesday), 199 of those patients were on ventilators (up 3 from Wednesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 511 news cases and 12 new deaths since Wednesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 4,851 cases (up 35) | 143 deaths (up 7)
  • Calcasieu - 13,043 cases (up 84) | 278 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,499 cases (up 18) | 56 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,587 cases (up 44) | 120 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,168 cases (up 7) | 62 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 15,859 cases (up 151) | 183 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 6,286 cases (up 30) | 196 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Martin - 3,588 cases (up 69) | 81 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 2,878 cases (up 18) | 101 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,308 (up 55) | 85 deaths (no change)

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

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)

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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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