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Friday numbers show Iberia cases rise with 11 new coronavirus cases

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 13:38:56-04

On Friday, Iberia Parish saw the largest increase in coronavirus cases and deaths in Acadiana.

Iberia Parish's numbers grew by 11 confirmed cases for total of 175. Two new deaths are now being reported for a total of 8. Previous releases from the Department of Health on Wednesday noted 7 deaths in the parish while this Thursday's number brought that total to down to 6. It is unclear why the death reported on Wednesday was removed in Thursday's numbers.

Lafayette and Calcasieu Parish both saw a rise in coronavirus cases by 9. Each is reporting 1 additional death. On Friday Calcasieu has a total of 309 cases and 16 deaths. Lafayette has 396 cases with 17 deaths. On Thursday, both parishes saw a double-digit increase in confirmed cases.

St Martin Parish is now up by 5 coronavirus cases for a total of 184. They are also reporting one additional death bringing their total to 10. Jeff Davis added 4 new cases of coronavirus totaling 52 for the parish. No new deaths reported keeping the number at 5.

St. Mary Parish which saw a drastic increase of deaths reported on Thursday added another death on Friday bringing their total to 9. On Thursday 4 new deaths were added. The parish has a total of 137 cases, that is 3 more confirmed cases from Thursday's update.

Acadia Parish has 2 additional COVID-19 cases now at 110. They reported no new deaths. St. Landry and Evangeline Parish each saw an increase of 1 new case. St. Landry also reported a new death while Evangeline Parish has still not recorded any deaths. St. Landry Parish has a total of 119 cases and 18 deaths. Evangeline is reporting 42 cases.

The most consistent parish is Vermilion which has not seen a change since Wednesday when they recorded another positive case bringing the total to 28. Vermilion Parish only 1 death from COVID-19.

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