Saturday sees high increase in Iberia numbers, 4 additional deaths in Acadiana

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 14:18:12-04

Saturday's reported coronavirus numbers from the Louisiana Department of Health show the lowest number of additional deaths in the region in several days.

In the Acadiana parishes, an additional 32 cases and 4 deaths were reported.

Iberia Parish reported the highest number of new cases in the area with 9 and also reported 2 deaths, for a total of 240 cases and 15 deaths.

Acadia, Evangeline, St. Martin, and Vermilion saw the lowest number of additional cases reported on Saturday. Each parish reported 1 new case and no new deaths. That trend has continued steadily for Acadia Parish. Evangeline Parish had reported no new cases since Wednesday, making Saturday's 1 additional case the first reported in days. Evangeline is reporting 45 cases and remains the only parish in Acadiana reporting zero deaths. 34 cases and 1 death have now been reported in Vermilion Parish.

St. Martin Parish had seen a spike in cases since Wednesday after reporting low numbers at the beginning of the week. 1 additional case was reported on Saturday after 8 on Friday, for a total of 219 cases and 14 deaths.

St. Mary Parish saw an additional 7 cases and 2 deaths, for a total of 178 cases and 20 deaths. Iberia and St. Mary were the only parishes in Acadiana to report new deaths on Saturday, with 2 each.

In other parishes, Lafayette and Jeff Davis reported an additional 2 cases and 0 deaths. Lafayette Parish has the highest number of reported cases in Acadiana, with 442. Jeff Davis saw no change in Friday's numbers, but an additional 2 cases were reported on Saturday. The parish has seen 5 deaths.

Calcasieu reported 4 additional cases on Saturday, the same as was reported on Friday. This is a decrease from earlier in the week; Wednesday and Thursday each saw double digit increases in cases. No deaths were reported on Saturday.

The greatest number of deaths reported in Acadiana remains in St. Landry Parish. While no deaths were reported on Saturday, their number remains at 34. St. Landry saw an increase of 6 cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 163.

Overall, the number of cases in Acadiana is now 1,870, with a total of 139 deaths.

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