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COVID-19: Updated State Numbers for August 16

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 13:26:51-04

As of August 16, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,181 and the number of deaths had increased by 77, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 137,918 and 4,384 deaths as of Friday.

*REMEMBER: The state doesn't report numbers on Saturday, so these differences are from Friday's numbers.

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/10/20).

The LDH reports 1,196 people currently hospitalized (down 47 from Friday) and 189 of those are on ventilators (down 8 from Friday).

Parishes in Acadiana
Acadia - 2,684 cases (up 11) | 89 deaths (up 1)
Calcasieu - 7,044 cases (up 31) | 156 deaths (up 2)
Evangeline - 967 cases (up 9) | 13 deaths (up 4)
Iberia - 2,616 cases (up 14) | 78 deaths (up 3)
Jefferson Davis - 1,078 cases (up 7) | 30 deaths (up 1)
Lafayette - 7,947 cases (up 31) | 101 deaths (up 1)
St. Landry - 2,895 cases (up 29) | 96 deaths (up 3)
St. Martin - 1,783 cases (down 1)* | 47 deaths (no change)
St. Mary - 1,677 cases (up 11) | 61 deaths (up 2)
Vermilion - 1,724 (up 10) | 30 deaths (up 2)
(*State officials say they sometimes move a positive case from one parish to another if the positive was assigned to the parish where the person took the test, rather than where their residence is)

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

As of August 14, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,298 and the number of deaths had increased by 28, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 136,737 and 4,307 deaths as of Friday.

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/10/20).

The LDH reports 1,243 people currently hospitalized (down 38 from Thursday) and 197 of those on ventilators (up 1 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,684 cases (up 11) | 89 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 7,013 cases (up 53) | 154 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 958 cases (12) | 9 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,602 cases (up 14) | 75 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,071 cases (up 15) | 29 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 7,916 cases (up 70) | 100 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,866 cases (up 25) | 93 deaths (up 1)

St. Martin - 1,784 cases (up 24 ) | 47 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,666 cases (up 8) | 59 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,714 (up 25) | 28 deaths (no change)

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

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FROM THURSDAY:

As of August 13, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 1,135 and the number of deaths had increased by 41, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 135,439 and 4,279 deaths as of Thursday.

LDH is reporting that 103,512 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/10/20).

The LDH reports that that due to recent changes in federal reporting requirements, hospital related data like hospitalizations and patients on ventilators has been delayed for Thursday. LDH later updated that data Thursday afternoon, with 1,281 people currently hospitalized (down 39 from Wednesday) and 196 of those on ventilators (down 15 from Wednesday).

That data was also delayed on Wednesday.

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,673 cases (up 21) | 88 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 6,960 cases (up 36) | 154 deaths (up 7)

Evangeline - 946 cases (14) | 9 deaths (up 2)

Iberia - 2,588 cases (up 13) | 74 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,056 cases (up 10) | 29 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 7,846 cases (up 53) | 100 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,841 cases (up 17) | 92 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,760 cases (up 3 ) | 46 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,658 cases (up 16) | 59 deaths (up 3)

Vermilion - 1,689 (up 32) | 28 deaths (no change)

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On Saturday, July 18, the Louisiana Department of Health announced it will no longer be updating information on the COVID-19 dashboard on Saturdays. Information will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.

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