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Evangeline sees slight jump in virus numbers as Acadiana reports 40 new cases

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Posted at 3:17 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 16:17:32-04

Saturday's numbers from the Louisiana Department of Health saw a relatively low increase in cases across the Acadiana parishes, with the exception of Calcasieu and Evangeline.

In total, Acadiana recorded an increase of 40 cases for a total of 2,100 on Saturday. Deaths again saw a low increase, with 4 for a total of 176 across the region.

Calcasieu Parish reported another spike in cases, although less than Friday's update. Saturday, 12 new cases were reported and two deaths. The increase in numbers is due to two new labs that are new to reporting their numbers.

Calcasieu, Iberia, and St. Martin each reported deaths on Saturday, with one each in Iberia and St. Martin Parish.

Lafayette Parish continues to report the highest numbers of cases, with 464; however, on Saturday the parish only recorded one new case. That's a decrease in the numbers of case from over the past two days, with 4 cases on Thursday and 8 on Friday.

Iberia and St. Mary Parishes each saw a slight increase in cases on Saturday. Iberia reported 4 cases while St. Mary reported 6. Their totals are now 265 and 199, respectively. Iberia reported an additional death after reporting none for several days. St. Mary did not see additional deaths on Saturday.

After seeing 9 new cases in Friday's report, St. Martin Parish reported 3 new cases and 1 death on Saturday, for a total of 244 cases and 18 deaths.

Four other parishes also reported no deaths on Saturday - Jeff Davis, St. Landry, Vermilion, and Acadia. St. Landry has seen a steady increase in fatalities from the virus over the past few days and is reporting the highest number of deaths in the region with 44. Saturday marks the first in several days the parish has reported no additional deaths. Their total number of cases increased by 4 to 185.

Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parish each reported one additional case on Saturday. The numbers in these parishes have changed very little over the past week and cases remain lower than surrounding parishes. Their totals are 64 cases and 6 deaths and 38 cases and 1 death, respectively.

Acadia Parish saw no change from Friday's numbers. They remain at 133 cases and 10 reported deaths.

Louisiana saw an increase of 429 cases on Saturday and 23 additional deaths. Friday's spike in numbers came from two new labs that have only recently started to report positive cases.

To see numbers from across the state, click here.

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