As of noon on July 8, the Louisiana Department of Health says there are now 1,326,364 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. This includes 2,814 additional cases than were reported yesterday.
A total of 17,431 people have died of the disease in Louisiana. This includes 5 additional deaths than were reported yesterday.
A total of 559 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized with 13 patients requiring ventilators.
Parishes in Acadiana
Acadia - 16,678 cases, 295 deaths
Calcasieu - 57,990 cases, 714 deaths
Evangeline - 8,839 cases, 160 deaths
Iberia - 20,387 cases, 264 deaths
Jeff Davis - 7,357 cases, 160 deaths
Lafayette - 66,730 cases, 505 deaths
St. Landry - 23,578 cases, 414 deaths
St. Martin- 13,577 cases, 190 deaths
St. Mary - 13,306 cases, 264 deaths
Vermilion - 16,207 cases, 226 death
For a break down of all the parishes and more details from the Louisiana Department of Health click here.
While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health's COVID-19 webpage.
The Louisiana Department of Health says that everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.
These precautions include:
- Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
- Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
- Avoiding touching your face
- Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
- Avoiding close contact with others
- And staying home if you are sick
If you have questions about coronavirus, contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available. Updates can be seen at ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus