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Deaths from COVID-19 now reported in all Acadiana parishes

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 18:43:38-04

Every parish in Acadiana is now reporting deaths from the novel coronavirus.

On Thursday's update from the Louisiana Department of Health, Evangeline Parish reported one death, their first since reporting began for the state. Recently the parish has seen an increase in cases over the past few days after showing little or no increase. Despite this, no new cases were added on Thursday which keeps their total at 49.

April 30th's update shows an increase overall in the number of new coronavirus cases reported with 34 in Acadiana. That is up from 26 new cases on Wednesday. Deaths have remained steady with 8 reported today. Acadiana has not seen a double digit increase in about a week.

Eight new cases were reported in St. Landry Parish for a total of 180. Three deaths were added to a total that is already the area's highest. At 42 deaths, St. Landry has nearly double the amount of deaths of any other parish in Acadiana. Calcasieu is currently at 29 total deaths. The parish added 3 COVID-19 cases for a total of 389.

In Iberia Parish, numbers again soared upwards for confirmed cases. Nine new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday for a total of 257. Two deaths were also added bringing that total to 21.

One death was reported in both Acadia and St. Martin Parishes. While Acadia saw no increase in COVID-19 cases, St. Martin reported four positive tests.

St. Mary Parish has six new coronavirus cases as of Thursday's update for a total of 191. No new deaths were reported. Lafayette has four new cases today with zero deaths. They have the highest number of reported cases with 455. After an increase of two deaths on Tuesday, there have been no new deaths added. Lafayette has 20 deaths overall.

Vermilion Parish saw no change in numbers, still showing 35 cases with one death which was reported on Monday. Jeff Davis Parish also did not see any change.

Acadiana has a total of 1, 980 COVID-19 cases with 167 deaths.

For more on the state's cases, click here.

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