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COVID-19: State update - 65,226 coronavirus cases, 3,180 deaths

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 13:47:01-04

*The Louisiana Department of Health did not provide COVID-19 data updates yesterday due to the holiday.

As of July 5, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,937 and the number of deaths had increased by 10.

The number of cases in the state is now at 65,226. A total of 3,180 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Sunday.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting that 43,026 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 7/01/20).

The LDH reports that 926 people are hospitalized (up 74 from Friday). Of those, `105 required ventilators (up 12 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 1,016 cases (up 48) | 40 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 2,153 cases (up 153) | 59 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 228 cases (up 12) | 1 death (no change)

Iberia - 902 cases (up 58) | 44 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 461 cases (up 42) |9 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 2,800 cases (up 155) | 48 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 763 cases (up 47)| 57 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 824 cases (up 45) | 28 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 576 cases (up 26) | 38 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 297 cases (up 29) | 6 deaths (no change)

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

INFORMATION AS OF FRIDAY, JULY 3
As of July 3, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,728 and the number of deaths had increased by 23.

The number of cases in the state is now at 63,289. A total of 3,170 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Friday.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting that 43,026 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 7/01/20).

The LDH reports that 852 people are hospitalized (up 12 from Thursday). Of those, 93 required ventilators (up 2 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 968 cases (up 23) | 39 deaths (up 2)

Calcasieu - 2,000 cases (up 148) | 59 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 216 cases (up 14) | 1 death (no change)

Iberia - 844 cases (up 52) | 44 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 419 cases (up 20) |9 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 2,645 cases (up 173) | 47 deaths (up 1)

St. Landry - 716 cases (up 44)| 57 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 779 cases (up 29) | 28 deaths (up 2)

St. Mary - 550 cases (up 36) | 38 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 297 cases (up 24) | 6 deaths (no change)

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

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INFORMATION FROM WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

As of July 1, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,083 and the number of deaths had increased by 17.

The number of cases in the state is now at 60,178. A total of 3,130 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Wednesday.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting that 43,026 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 7/01/20).

The LDH reports that 799 people are hospitalized (up 18 from Tuesday). Of those, 84 required ventilators (up one from Tuesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 919 cases (up 41) | 37 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 1,729 cases (up 429) | 59 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 201 cases (up 9) | 1 death (no change)

Iberia - 748 cases (up 51) | 44 deaths (no change)

Jefferson Davis - 370 cases (up 21) |9 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 2,359 cases (up 201) | 45 deaths (up 3)

St. Landry - 653 cases (up 27)| 57 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 727 cases (up 15) | 26 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 489 cases (up 20) | 38 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 265 cases (up 14) | 6 deaths (no change)

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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