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COVID-19: State update - 39,577 coronavirus cases, 2,680 deaths

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Posted at 12:00 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 13:03:50-04

On May 30, the Louisiana Department of Health reported that the technical issues reported on Friday, May 29, have been resolved. The numbers in Saturday's update are inclusive of data that would have been reported on Friday. The issues did impact the case and testing numbers.

The number of cases in the state is now at 39,577. This is 775 more cases than were reported on Thursday.

LDH says that the technical issue did not impact the data on deaths and hospitalization.

A total of 2,680 people have died of the disease in Louisiana as of Saturday. This includes 19 more deaths than were reported yesterday.

The LDH is reporting that 28,700 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly).

The LDH reports that 674 people are hospitalized and that 84 require ventilators.

Parishes in Acadiana

(Case data was not updated on Friday, May 29 due to "technical network issues," death data was updated. These numbers for Saturday, May 30, include case data that would have been reported on Friday.)

Acadia - 412 case(s) | 23 death(s)

Calcasieu - 596 case(s) | 49 death(s)

Evangeline - 78 case(s) | 1 death(s)

Iberia - 407 case(s) | 37 death(s)

Jefferson Davis - 76 case(s) | 7 death(s)

Lafayette - 763 case(s) | 26 death(s)

St. Landry - 255 case(s) | 54 death(s)

St. Martin - 294 case(s) | 23 death(s)

St. Mary - 317 case(s) | 30 death(s)

Vermilion - 53 case(s) | 3 death(s)

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

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Posted May 28

On May 28, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 38,802 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. This includes 305 additional cases than were reported yesterday.

A total of 2,635 people have died of the disease in Louisiana. This includes 18 more deaths than were reported yesterday.

The LDH is reporting that 28,700 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly).

The LDH reports that 761 people are hospitalized and that 100 require ventilators.

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 401 case(s) | 22 death(s)

Calcasieu - 588 case(s) | 45 death(s)

Evangeline - 75 case(s) | 1 death(s)

Iberia - 404 case(s) | 37 death(s)

Jefferson Davis - 75 case(s) | 7 death(s)

Lafayette - 695 case(s) | 25 death(s)

St. Landry - 252 case(s) | 54 death(s)

St. Martin - 293 case(s) | 22 death(s)

St. Mary - 309 case(s) | 29 death(s)

Vermilion - 53 case(s) | 3 death(s)

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

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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