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COVID-19: State update - 468,402 cases, 10,535 deaths

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Posted at 12:20 PM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 13:20:34-04

As of May 24, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 577 and there have been 13 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 344 are confirmed cases and 233 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Monday is 468,402. The current total death count is 10,535.

The collection dates for most of these cases (93%) fall between May 15 and May 23, 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.

LDH is reporting an additional 54,458 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,938,910 doses, including 1,428,799 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 173,879 vaccine series have been initiated and 153,593 (25.34% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Friday, 18,606 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,332,735. Of the tests reported today, 15,677 were PCR tests and 2,929 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 271 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 23 from Friday), and 29 of those patients were on ventilators (up 2 from Friday).

Across Acadiana, there were 113 new cases and 7 new deaths reported since Friday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,625 cases (up 18) | 194 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 22,743 cases (up 33) | 439 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,643 cases (up 4) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,220 cases (up 7) | 154 deaths (up 1)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,196 cases (up 5) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,878 cases (up 25) | 284 deaths (up 4)
  • St. Landry - 8,998 cases (up 6) | 258 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 5,365 cases (up 3) | 117 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,793 cases (up 9) | 139 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 5,506 (up 3) | 121 deaths (up 2)

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

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FROM FRIDAY:

As of May 21, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 346 and there have been 5 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 236 are confirmed cases and 110 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Friday is 467,815. The current total death count is 10,522.

The collection dates for most of these cases (95%) fall between May 13 and May 20, 2021. 98% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 2% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

LDH is reporting an additional 19,462 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,884,452 doses, including 1,393,530 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 172,440 vaccine series have been initiated and 151,432 (24.99% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Thursday, 15,826 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,314,129. Of the tests reported today, 13,959 were PCR tests and 1,867 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 294 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 17 from Thursday), and 27 of those patients were on ventilators (no change from Thursday).

Across Acadiana, there were 69 new cases and 2 new deaths reported since Thursday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,607 cases (up 6) | 194 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 22,710 cases (up 8) | 439 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,639 cases (no change) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,213 cases (up 1) | 153 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,191 cases (down 3) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,853 cases (up 33) | 280 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,992 cases (up 6) | 258 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 5,362 cases (down 1) | 117 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 4,784 cases (up 10) | 139 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 5,503 (up 5) | 119 deaths (no change)

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of May 20, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 427 and there have been 8 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 323 are confirmed cases and 104 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Thursday is 467,475. The current total death count is 10,517.

The collection dates for most of these cases (97%) fall between May 12 and May 19, 2021. 98% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 2% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

LDH is reporting an additional 19,462 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,884,452 doses, including 1,393,530 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 172,440 vaccine series have been initiated and 151,432 (24.99% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Wednesday, 15,129 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,298,303. Of the tests reported today, 13,647 were PCR tests and 1,482 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 311 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 4 from Wednesday), and 27 of those patients were on ventilators (down 1 from Wednesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 134 new cases and 1 new death reported since Wednesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,601 cases (down 2) | 194 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 22,702 cases (up 21) | 439 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 3,639 cases (up 9) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,212 cases (up 18) | 153 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,194 cases (up 1) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,820 cases (up 41) | 280 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,986 cases (up 19) | 257 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 5,363 cases (up 1) | 116 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,774 cases (down 6) | 139 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 5,498 (up 24) | 119 deaths (no change)

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FROM WEDNESDAY:

As of May 19, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 618 and there have been 9 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 400 are confirmed cases and 218 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Wednesday is 467,055. The current total death count is 10,509.

The collection dates for most of these cases (98%) fall between May 11 and May 18, 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.

LDH is reporting an additional 35,676 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,864,990 doses, including 1,390,660 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 169,012 vaccine series have been initiated and 148,800 (24.55% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Tuesday, 19,507 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,283,174. Of the tests reported today, 16,456 were PCR tests and 3,051 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 307 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 8 from Tuesday), and 28 of those patients were on ventilators (up 2 from Tuesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 95 new cases and 2 new deaths reported since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,603 cases (up 12) | 194 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 22,681 cases (up 16) | 438 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,630 cases (down 5) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,194 cases (up 6) | 153 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,193 cases (up 9) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,779 cases (up 11) | 280 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,967 cases (up 5) | 257 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Martin - 5,362 cases (up 15) | 116 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,780 cases (up 11) | 139 deaths (up 1)
  • Vermilion - 5,474 (up 10) | 119 deaths (no change)

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FROM TUESDAY:

As of May 18, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 481 and there have been 11 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 353 are confirmed cases and 128 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Tuesday is 466,440. The current total death count is 10,500.

The collection dates for most of these cases (95%) fall between May 10 and May 17, 2021. 98% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 2% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

LDH is reporting an additional 35,676 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,864,990 doses, including 1,390,660 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 169,012 vaccine series have been initiated and 148,800 (24.55% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Monday, 14,106 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,263,667. Of the tests reported today, 11,810 were PCR tests and 2,296 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 299 patients were hospitalized across the state (up 19 from Monday), and 26 of those patients were on ventilators (up 1 from Monday).

Across Acadiana, there were 139 new cases and 4 new death reported since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,591 cases (up 18) | 194 deaths (up 2)
  • Calcasieu - 22,665 cases (up 20) | 438 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline - 3,635 cases (up 10) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,188 cases (up 15) | 153 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,184 cases (no change) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,768 cases (up 30) | 280 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Landry - 8,962 cases (up 2) | 256 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 5,347 cases (up 21) | 116 deaths (up 1)
  • St. Mary - 4,769 cases (up 9) | 138 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 5,464 (up 14) | 119 deaths (no change)

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FROM MONDAY:

As of May 17, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,103 and there have been 11 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 832 are confirmed cases and 271 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Monday is 465,946. The current total death count is 10,489.

The collection dates for most of these cases (94%) fall between May 9 and May 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.

LDH is reporting an additional 35,676 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,864,990 doses, including 1,390,660 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 169,012 vaccine series have been initiated and 148,800 (24.55% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week's list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

Since Friday, 28,771 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 7,249,561. Of the tests reported today, 24,660 were PCR tests and 4,111 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 280 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 51 from Friday), and 25 of those patients were on ventilators (down 2 from Friday).

Across Acadiana, there were 247 new cases and 1 new death reported since Friday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia - 6,573 cases (up 28) | 192 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu - 22,645 cases (up 30) | 438 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline - 3,625 cases (up 11) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia - 7,173 cases (up 28) | 153 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis - 3,184 cases (up 8) | 97 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette - 23,738 cases (up 83) | 279 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry - 8,960 cases (up 25) | 256 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin - 5,326 cases (up 6) | 115 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary - 4,760 cases (up 2) | 138 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion - 5,450 (up 26) | 119 deaths (no change)

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