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COVID-19: State update - 426,925 cases and 9,528 deaths

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 13:09:11-05

As of Feb. 24, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 879 and there have been 25 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 526 are confirmed cases and 353 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Wednesday is 426,925. The current total death count is 9,528.

The collection dates for most of these cases (83%) fall between February 16 and February 23, 2021. 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.

As of Tuesday, February 23, there have been 857,963 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 60,821 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Thursday, February 25.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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.

Gov John Bel Edward's announced that beginning Monday, February 22, teachers & support staff working at K-12 schools & daycares, non-emergency medical transportation staff, pregnant persons and people 55-64 years old with one or more health condition will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.

LDH reports that 408,463 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/22/21).

Since Tuesday, 27,057 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,849,311. Of the tests reported today, 21,395 were PCR tests and 5,662 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 687 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 28 from Tuesday), and 102 of those patients were on ventilators (down 9 from Tuesday)

Across Acadiana, there were 122 new cases and 0 new deaths since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,057 cases (up 17) | 183 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 19,137 cases (up 41) | 351 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,280 cases (up 11) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,434 cases (up 5) | 145 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,861 cases (up 18) | 84 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 21,485 cases (up 4) | 260 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,252 cases (up 15) | 241 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,811 cases (down 2) | 111 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,096 cases (no change) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 4,815 (up 11) | 106 deaths (no change)

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

As of Feb. 23, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,393 and there have been 26 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 709 are confirmed cases and 684 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Tuesday is 426,048. The current total death count is 9,503.

The collection dates for most of these cases (89%) fall between February 15 and February 22, 2021. 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, February 23, there have been 857,963 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 60,821 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Thursday, February 25.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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.

Gov John Bel Edward's announced that beginning Monday, February 22, teachers & support staff working at K-12 schools & daycares, non-emergency medical transportation staff, pregnant persons and people 55-64 years old with one or more health condition will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.

LDH reports that 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Monday, 27,066 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,822,254. Of the tests reported today, 21,558 were PCR tests and 5,508 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 715 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 25 from Monday), and 111 of those patients were on ventilators (down 2 from Monday)

Across Acadiana, there were 307 new cases and 9 new deaths since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,040 cases (up 15) | 183 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 19,096 cases (up 173) | 351 deaths (up 5)
  • Evangeline - 3,269 cases (up 6) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,429 cases (up 23) | 145 deaths (up 2)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,843 cases (up 7) | 84 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 21,481 cases (up 35) | 260 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 8,237 cases (up 7) | 241 deaths (down 1)
  • St. Martin - 4,813 cases (up 13) | 111 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,096 cases (up 28) | 120 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 4,804 (down 3) | 106 deaths (no change)

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FROM MONDAY:

As of Feb. 22, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 468 and there have been 11 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 433 are confirmed cases and 35 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Monday is 424,644. The current total death count is 9,477.

The collection dates for most of these cases (97%) fall between February 14 and February 21, 2021. 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.

As of Thursday, Feb. 18, there have been 812,962 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 57,435 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Tuesday, February 23.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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.

Gov John Bel Edward's announced that beginning Monday, February 22, teachers & support staff working at K-12 schools & daycares, non-emergency medical transportation staff, pregnant persons and people 55-64 years old with one or more health condition will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.

LDH reports that 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Sunday, 7,579 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,795,188. Of the tests reported today, 7,231 were PCR tests and 348 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 740 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 16 from Sunday), and 113 of those patients were on ventilators (down 7 from Sunday)

Across Acadiana, there were 122 new cases and 4 new deaths since Sunday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,025 cases (up 4) | 182 deaths (up 1)
  • Calcasieu - 18,923 cases (up 4) | 346 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,263 cases (up 15) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,406 cases (up 26) | 143 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,836 cases (down 1) | 84 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 21,446 cases (up 28) | 259 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Landry - 8,230 cases (up 24) | 242 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,800 cases (down 4) | 111 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,068 cases (no change) | 120 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 4,807 (up 21) | 106 deaths (no change)

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FROM SUNDAY:

As of Feb. 21, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,909 and there have been 26 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these newly reported cases, 946 are confirmed cases and 963 are probable cases.

REMEMBER: The state does not report numbers on Saturday, so these differences are for two days.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Sunday is 424,176. The current total death count is 9,466.

99% of these newly reported cases are tied to spread of the coronavirus in communities, rather than in congregate settings. These newly reported cases come from all age groups and all regions of the state. 17% of these cases come from Region 1 (Greater Orleans), 20% come from Region 2 (Baton Rouge area), and 16% are from Region 9 (Northshore).

As of Thursday, Feb. 18, there have been 812,962 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 57,435 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Tuesday, February 23.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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.

Gov John Bel Edward's announced that beginning Monday, February 22, teachers & support staff working at K-12 schools & daycares, non-emergency medical transportation staff, pregnant persons and people 55-64 years old with one or more health condition will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Read more.

LDH reports that 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Friday, 32,004 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,787,609.

LDH reports that 756 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 50 from Friday), and 120 of those patients were on ventilators (down nine from Friday)

Across Acadiana, there were 386 new cases and 8 new deaths since Friday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,021 cases (up 22) | 181 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 18,919 cases (up 141) | 346 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,248 cases (up 25) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,380 cases (up 13) | 143 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,837 cases (up 10) | 84 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 21,418 cases (up 63) | 257 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Landry - 8,206 cases (up 31) | 242 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 4,804 cases (up 12) | 111 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 4,068 cases (up 51) | 119 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 4,786 (up 18) | 106 deaths (up 1)

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FROM FRIDAY:

As of Feb. 19, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 430 and there have been 34 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 362 are confirmed cases and 68 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Friday is 422,287. The current total death count is 9,440.

The collection dates for most of these cases (99%) fall between February 11 and February 18, 2021. 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.

As of Thursday, Feb. 18, there have been 812,962 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 57,435 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Tuesday, February 23.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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.

Gov John Bel Edward's announced that beginning Monday, February 22, teachers & support staff working at K-12 schools & daycares, non-emergency medical transportation staff, pregnant persons and people 55-64 years old with one or more health condition will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Read more.

LDH reports that 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Thursday, 13,135 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,755,605. Of the tests reported today, 11,797 were PCR tests and 1,338 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 806 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 17 from Thursday), and 129 of those patients were on ventilators (up 1 from Thursday)

Across Acadiana, there were 73 new cases and 2 new deaths since Thursday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,999 cases (up 6) | 181 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 18,778 cases (up 30) | 346 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,223 cases (down 4) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,367 cases (up 14) | 143 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,827 cases (up 3) | 83 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 21,355 cases (up 11) | 253 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,175 cases (up 3) | 241 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,792 cases (up 6) | 110 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,017 cases (no change) | 119 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 4,768 (no change) | 105 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of Feb. 18, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 832 and there have been 15 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 507 are confirmed cases and 325 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Thursday is 421,846. The current total death count is 9,406.

The collection dates for most of these cases (98%) fall between February 10 and February 17, 2021. 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 Thursday, Feb. 18, there have been 812,962 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 57,435 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Tuesday, February 23.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Wednesday, 14,338 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,742,470. Of the tests reported today, 10,860 were PCR tests and 3,478 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 823 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 26 from Wednesday), and 128 of those patients were on ventilators (up 2 from Wednesday)

Across Acadiana, there were 118 new cases and 6 new deaths since Wednesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,993 cases (up 10) | 181 deaths (up 3)
  • Calcasieu - 18,748 cases (up 30) | 346 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 3,227 cases (up 4) | 77 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 6,353 cases (up 5) | 142 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,824 cases (down 3) | 83 deaths (up 1)
  • Lafayette - 21,344 cases (up 29) | 253 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,172 cases (up 17) | 241 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 4,786 cases (up 9) | 110 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 4,017 cases (up 6) | 118 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 4,768 (up 8) | 105 deaths (no change)

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

As of Feb. 17, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 605 and there have been 66 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 514 are confirmed cases and 91 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Wednesday is 421,018. The current total death count is 9,391.

LDH did not report numbers on Tuesday, February 16 in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday.

The collection dates for all of these cases fall between February 9 and February 16, 2021.99% 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 Wednesday, Feb. 17, there have been 782,992 vaccinations administered. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 56,620 vaccine series have been initiated. These numbers will be updated again on Thursday, February 18.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those 65 years 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 396,834 patients are "presumed recovered." (These numbers are normally updated on Mondays. The last update was on 02/15/21).

Since Monday, 22,898 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,728,132. Of the tests reported today, 21,225 were PCR tests and 1,673 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 849 patients were hospitalized across the state (no change from Monday), and 126 of those patients were on ventilators (down 11 from Monday)

Across Acadiana, there were 59 new cases and 10 new deaths since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 5,983 cases (down 4) | 178 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 18,718 cases (down 7) | 345 deaths (up 5)
  • Evangeline - 3,223 cases (up 4) | 77 deaths (up 2)
  • Iberia - 6,348 cases (down 4) | 142 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 2,827 cases (up 14) | 82 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 21,315 cases (up 20) | 253 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 8,155 cases (down 8) | 241 deaths (up 2)
  • St. Martin - 4,777 cases (up 10) | 109 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,011 cases (up 8) | 118 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 4,760 (up 3) | 105 deaths (no change)

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