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COVID-19: State update - 341,431 cases and 7,833 deaths.

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 13:07:39-05

As of Jan. 8, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 3,372 and the number of deaths had increased by 105, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 2,492 are confirmed cases and 880 are probable cases.

LDH says that the 105 deaths reported today is the second-highest number of COVID deaths reported in a single day. The only day with a higher number of deaths was April 14, 2020, when 129 deaths were reported.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on FRIDAY was 341,431 cases. The current total death count is 7,833.

97% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 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 (15%) account for 34% of these cases.

As of Thursday, January 7, 81,585 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Tuesday, January 12.

On Monday, LDH released the list of 107 pharmacies across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up. Residents wanting to receive a vaccine at those locations were required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

LDH reports that 280,373 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 01/04/20).

Since Thursday, 3,809 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,608,847. Of the tests reported today, 28,985 were PCR tests and 4,824 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 2,069 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 36 from Thursday), 220 of those patients were on ventilators (up 1 from Thursday).

Across Acadiana, there were 507 new cases and 11 new deaths since Thursday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,373 cases (up 31) | 162 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 15,076 cases (up 121) | 296 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,781 cases (up 9) | 58 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 5,262 cases (up 24) | 124 deaths (down 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,425 cases (up 17) | 67 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 18,079 cases (up 168) | 196 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 7,010 cases (up 49) | 206 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Martin - 4,047 cases (up 19) | 90 deaths (up 3)
  • St. Mary - 3,2314 cases (up 37) | 103 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,852 (up 32) | 89 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of Jan. 7, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 4,526 and the number of deaths had increased by 47, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Of these cases, 3,846 are confirmed cases and 680 are probable cases.
The total coronavirus case count in the state on THURSDAY was 338,054 cases. The current total death count is 7,728.
The collection dates for most of these cases (97%) fall between January 1 and January 6, 2021. 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.
As of Thursday, January 7, 81,585 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Tuesday, January 12.
On Monday, LDH released the list of 107 pharmacies across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up. Residents wanting to receive a vaccine at those locations were required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.
LDH reports that 280,373 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 01/04/20).
Since Wednesday, 37,942 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,575,038. Of the tests reported today, 33,849 were PCR tests and 4,093 were antigen tests.
LDH reports that 2,033 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 40 from Wednesday), 219 of those patients were on ventilators (up 12 from Wednesday).
Across Acadiana, there were 991 new cases and 6 new deaths since Wednesday.
Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,342 cases (up 54) | 161 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 14,955 cases (up 183) | 294 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,772 cases (up 38) | 58 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 5,238 cases (up 99) | 125 deaths (up 2)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,408 cases (up 43) | 67 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 18,011 cases (up 313) | 194 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 6,961 cases (up 79) | 204 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,028 cases (up 55) | 87 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 3,277 cases (up 36) | 103 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,820 (up 91) | 88 deaths (up 1)

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

As of Jan. 6, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 6,882 and the number of deaths had increased by 46, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 4,098 are confirmed cases and 2,784 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on WEDNESDAY was 333,524 cases. The current total death count is 7,681.

LDH says that Wednesday's case count is the highest number of daily cases reported to date in Louisiana that does not contain a backlog nor two days of reporting. The previous highest number of cases reported was 6,754 new cases on December 30.

The collection dates for most of these cases (96.4%) fall between December 28 and January 5, 2020. 99% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 1% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

As of Tuesday, January 5, 56,452 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Thursday, January 7.

On Monday, LDH released the list of 107 pharmacies across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up. Residents wanting to receive a vaccine at those locations were required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

LDH reports that 280,373 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 01/04/20).

Since Tuesday, 36,873 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,537,096. Of the tests reported today, 24,503 were PCR tests and 12,370 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 1,993 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 19 from Tuesday), 207 of those patients were on ventilators (up 2 from Tuesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 1,574 new cases and 7 new deaths since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,288 cases (up 153) | 161 deaths (down 1)
  • Calcasieu - 14,772 cases (up 611) | 294 deaths (up 2)
  • Evangeline - 2,734 cases (up 21) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 5,139 cases (up 72) | 123 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,365 cases (up 41) | 67 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 17,698 cases (up 364) | 192 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 6,882 cases (up 124) | 204 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,973 cases (up 67) | 87 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 3,241 cases (up 77) | 103 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,729 (up 44) | 87 deaths (no change)

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FROM TUESDAY:

As of Jan. 5, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 4,454 and the number of deaths had increased by 50, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 3,585 are confirmed cases and 869 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on TUESDAY was 326,648 cases. The current total death count is 7,635.

LDH says that the vast majority (95%) of these newly reported cases are tied to COVID spreading in communities, rather than in congregate settings like nursing homes. 99.5% of these cases date back to the past week (12/28-1/4).

These newly reported cases are from all age groups and regions of the state.

As of Tuesday, January 5, 56,452 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Thursday, January 7.

On Monday, LDH released the list of 107 pharmacies across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up. Residents wanting to receive a vaccine at those locations were required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

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 Monday, 46,592 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,500,223.

LDH reports that 1,974 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 83 from Monday), 205 of those patients were on ventilators (down 2 from Monday).

Across Acadiana, there were 903 new cases and 9 new deaths since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,135 cases (up 53) | 162 deaths (up 5)
  • Calcasieu - 14,161 cases (up 55) | 292 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,713 cases (up 64) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 5,067 cases (up 147) | 122 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,324 cases (up 23) | 66 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 17,334 cases (up 283) | 190 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 6,758 cases (up 81) | 204 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,906 cases (up 55) | 86 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Mary - 3,164 cases (up 32) | 103 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,685 (up 110) | 87 deaths (no change)

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FROM MONDAY:

As of Jan. 4, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,190 and the number of deaths had increased by 48, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 1,139 are confirmed cases and 51 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on MONDAY was 322,181 cases. The current total death count is 7,585.

LDH says that the vast majority (98%) of these newly reported cases are tied to community spread versus spread in congregate settings. 99.9% of these newly reported cases happened between (12/27-1/3)

These newly reported cases are from all age groups and regions of the state. According to LDH, the greatest share of reported cases come from the Greater Orleans area (34%).

As of Thursday, Dec. 31, 45,289 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Tuesday, January 5.

On Monday, LDH released the list of 107 pharmacies across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up. Residents wanting to receive a vaccine at those locations were required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

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 Sunday, 9,562 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,453,631.

LDH reports that 1,891 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 58 from Sunday), 207 of those patients were on ventilators (up 3 from Sunday).

Across Acadiana, there were 144 new cases and 9 new deaths since Sunday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,135 cases (up 20) | 157 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 14,106 cases (up 10) | 291 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,649 cases (up 10) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,920 cases (up 3) | 122 deaths (up 2)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,301 cases (up 11) | 66 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 17,051 cases (up 46) | 189 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 6,677 cases (up 14) | 204 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 3,851 cases (up 14) | 85 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Mary - 3,132 cases (up 8) | 103 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 3,575 (up 8) | 87 deaths (no change)

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FROM SUNDAY:

As of Jan. 3, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 5,780 and the number of deaths had increased by 49, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

NOTE: In observance of New Year’s Day LDH, did update the dashboard on Friday, January 1, and numbers are no reported on Saturdays. These numbers are for three days, not two.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Sunday was 321,058 cases. The current total death count is 7,537.

The vast majority (97%) of these newly reported cases are tied to community spread versus spread in congregate settings. 99.7% of these newly reported cases date back to this past week (12/26-1/2). These newly reported cases are from all age groups and regions of the state, with the greatest share coming from the Greater Orleans area (27%).

As of Thursday, Dec. 31, 45,289 vaccinations have been administered. This data is 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 Thursday, 43,920 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,444,069.

LDH reports that 1,833 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 102 from Thursday), 204 of those patients were on ventilators (up 2 from Thursday).

Across Acadiana, there were 758 new cases and 12 new deaths since Thursday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,115 cases (up 33) | 155 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 14,096 cases (up 163) | 291 deaths (up 6)
  • Evangeline - 2,639 cases (up 15) | 57 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 4,917 cases (up 77) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,290 cases (up 5) | 65 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 17,005 cases (up 252) | 188 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 6,663 cases (up 87) | 204 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Martin - 3,837 cases (up 33) | 83 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 3,124 cases (up 44) | 102 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,567 (up 49) | 87 deaths (up 2)

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FROM THURSDAY:

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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