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COVID-19: State update - 352,939 cases and 7,971 deaths

LDH is reporting an additional 4,673 cases, 53 deaths and 53 hospitalizations.
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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 13:37:00-05

As of Jan. 12, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 4,673 and the number of deaths had increased by 53, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 3,201 are confirmed cases and 1,472 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on Tuesday was 352,939 cases. The current total death count is 7,971.

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.

The collection dates for most of these cases (88.0%) fall between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, 2021. About 97% of the cases reported to the state Tuesday were community spread, while 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 (17%) account for 36% of these cases.

As of Tuesday, January 12, there have been 159,698 vaccinations have been administered. This data is updated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next update will be Thursday, Jan. 14.

On Monday, LDH released this week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up and others within the current priority. 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 Monday, 56,902 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,731,297. Of the tests reported Tuesday, 48,628 were PCR tests and 8,274 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 2,035 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 53 from Monday), 244 of those patients were on ventilators (up 12 from Monday).

Across Acadiana, there were 924 new cases and 10 new deaths since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,464 cases (up 22) | 167 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 15,528 cases (up 234) | 295 deaths (down 1)
  • Evangeline - 2,839 cases (up 33) | 60 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 5,426 cases (up 83) | 125 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,487 cases (up 41) | 69 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 18,439 cases (up 239) | 206 deaths (up 3)
  • St. Landry - 7,213 cases (up 88) | 209 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 4,187 cases (up 86) | 93 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 3,419 cases (up 38) | 104 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,908 (up 60) | 90 deaths (up 1)

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

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FROM MONDAY:

As of Jan. 11, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,402 and the number of deaths had increased by 45, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 1,297 are confirmed cases and 105 are probable cases.

The total coronavirus case count in the state on MONDAY was 348,234 cases. The current total death count is 7,918.

The collection dates for most of these cases (98.4%) fall between Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, 2021. About 96% of the cases reported to the state Monday were community spread.

Also, 4% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (17%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (17%) 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 this week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 70 year old and up and others within the current priority. 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 yesterday, 13,254 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,674,395. Of the tests reported today, 12,756 were PCR tests and 498 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 1,982 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 22 from Sunday), 232 of those patients were on ventilators (up 7 from Sun+day).

Across Acadiana, there were 129 new cases and 4 new deaths since Sunday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,442 cases (up 15) | 165 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 15,294 cases (up 34) | 296 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 2,806 cases (up 3) | 60 deaths (up 1)
  • Iberia - 5,343 cases (up 18) | 125 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,446 cases (up 2) | 68 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 18,439 cases (up 36) | 203 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 7,125 cases (up 3) | 208 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,101 cases (up 6) | 92 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 3,381 cases (up 11) | 104 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 3,908 (up 1) | 89 deaths (no change)

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

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