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Friday numbers show spike in Acadia Parish cases, decrease in Acadiana deaths

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 13:36:50-04

The Louisiana Department of Health numbers on Friday showed a spike in confirmed cases in Acadia Parish. Overall Acadiana's number lowered from Thursday with cases increasing by 34 and deaths up by 7.

The Louisiana Department of Health has now begun reporting presumed recovered numbers for the state. There are currently 14,927 patients listed as presumed recovered. Those recoveries are not reflected in individual parish numbers.

Acadia Parish reported the highest total of new cases in the area with 12. Fortunately, no new deaths were reported in Friday's update, a trend that has been steady for the week.

8 new cases were reported in St.Martin Parish along with 1 death. Reported cases were low earlier in the week, with a two day high spike on Wednesday and Thursday. St. Martin has had two deaths reported this week for a total of 14.

Calcasieu Parish reported 4 new cases on Friday, a decrease from days prior which saw two spikes in the double digits. The number of deaths increased by 2 in Friday's update. 7 deaths in total were added throughout the week.

As with other parishes, Iberia, St. Landry and Lafayette have seen a decrease in the number of cases reported. While Lafayette recorded no additional deaths, both St. Landry and Iberia did. St. Landry has seen the highest death total of any parish in Acadiana. On Friday, the numbers show 3 more deaths have been reported bringing their total to 34. Iberia added one additional death with a Friday total of 13.

Lafayette has not had reported death this week. The number of deaths remain at 17.

Jeff Davis, Evangeline, and Vermilion Parish saw no changes with Friday's numbers from LDH.

To see numbers for the state,click here.

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