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COVID-19: State update - 42,486 coronavirus cases, 2,814 deaths

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 13:10:20-04

On June 6, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 497 and the number of deaths increased by 11.

The number of cases in the state is now at 42,486. This is 497 more cases than were reported on Friday.

A total of 2,814 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Friday. This includes 11 more deaths than were reported yesterday.

The LDH is reporting that 31,728 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 5/31/20).

The LDH reports that 582 people are hospitalized and that 77 require ventilators.

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 500 cases (up 33) | 27 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 632 cases (up 7) | 51 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 81 cases (up 1) | 1 death (no change)

Iberia - 424 cases (up 2) | 40 deaths (up one)

Jefferson Davis - 89 cases (up 2) | 7 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 866 cases (up 12) | 29 deaths (up one)

St. Landry - 309 cases (up 1)| 54 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 285 cases (up 4) | 24 deaths (up one)

St. Mary - 337 cases (up 5) | 32 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 61 cases (up 2) | 4 deaths (no change)

For a break down of all the parishes and more details from the Louisiana Department of Health click here.

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Posted June 5

On June 5, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 427, the number of deaths increased by 29.

The number of cases in the state is now at 41,989. This is 427 more cases than were reported on Thursday.

A total of 2,802 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Friday. This includes 29 more deaths than were reported yesterday.

The LDH is reporting that 31,728 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly).

The LDH reports that 604 people are hospitalized and that 75 require ventilators

In the update below, there was a drastic change in cases in St. Martin and St. Landry Parish. After reaching out to LDH they provided this statement:

"The daily update to coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region on Thursday (June 4) contained an error in which cases that should have been assigned to St. Landry Parish were mistakenly assigned to St. Martin Parish. That error has been corrected, which resulted in a decrease in cases for St. Martin Parish."

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 467 cases (up five) | 26 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 625 cases (up four) | 51 deaths (up two)

Evangeline - 81 cases (no change) | 1 death (no change)

Iberia - 422 cases (up three) | 39 deaths (up one)

Jefferson Davis - 87 cases (up three) | 7 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 854 cases (up 20) | 29 deaths (up one)

St. Landry - 308 cases (up 36)| 54 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 281 cases (down 30) | 24 deaths (up one)

St. Mary - 333 cases (up two) | 32 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 59 cases (no change) | 4 deaths (no change)

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FROM MAY 25 UPDATE:

Nursing homes
Nursing homes are required to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Department of Health. The Department is working with each individual facility to increase testing of residents with and without symptoms; to minimize infection; and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The greatest risk for nursing homes is COVID-19 spreading within facilities and among vulnerable residents. A nursing home with residents who have tested positive for the illness is not a threat to the general public.

The Department is following recent CMS requirements and only certified nursing facilities are required to report the information in this report. This information is as complete and accurate as possible. It will be reported weekly on Mondays. Click here for the full report.

Other adult residential facilities
In addition, the Department is sharing aggregate totals for other adult residential facilities, which are not certified and not required to report on a federal level. This information will be shared on Mondays through a Department news release. Today, the Department is reporting a total of 607 COVID-19 cases among residents of other adult residential facilities and 91 deaths. 108 facilities are reporting at least one COVID-19 case.

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While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health's COVID-19 webpage.

The Louisiana Department of Health says that everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick

If you have questions about coronavirus, contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available. Updates can be seen at ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus