As of noon Monday, April 27, there are 27,068 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state as compared to 26,733 the previous day. Of Monday’s number, 17,303 are presumed recovered, and 146,989 Louisianans have been tested for the virus.
Additionally, statewide 1,701 are being treated in a hospital with 262 of those on ventilators. Reported deaths total 1,677 and probable unconfirmed deaths are 43.
To date, Sabine Parish confirmed cases total 13 with no confirmed deaths, however, there is one presumed death. 316 Sabine Parish residents have been tested.
Natchitoches Parish confirmed cases total 77 with two confirmed deaths. 624 Natchitoches Parish residents have been tested.
Vernon Parish confirmed cases total 16 with two confirmed deaths. 504 Vernon Parish residents have been tested.
Neighboring parishes are as follows. Caddo Parish has 1,470 confirmed cases with 93 deaths and 11, 810 tested; Bossier Parish has 274 cases with 13 deaths and 4,818 tested ; Rapides Parish has 249 cases with nine deaths and 2,013 tested; Red River Parish has 22 cases with five deaths and 160 tested; and Desoto Parish has 187 cases with 11 deaths and 1,103 tested.
Please note a parish may show a decrease in tested numbers as in recent days state officials had noticed errors in identifying what parish a person tested lived in. As a result, those testing numbers by parish have been corrected.
Additionally, according to the Louisianan Department of Health, COVID-19 cases have been reported by 154 nursing homes and 73 other adult residential facilities in Louisiana.
A total of 2,546 COVID-19 cases have been reported among residents of nursing homes, and a total of 371 COVID-19 cases have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities.
A total of 541 COVID-19 deaths have been reported among residents of nursing homes, and 44 COVID-19 deaths have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities. There are 279 licensed and certified nursing homes and 157 adult residential care providers in Louisiana.
These facilities care for thousands of Louisianans, including older people and those with underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk for complications and death from COVID-19. This does not include other adult residential settings.
In many cases, a resident of an adult residential facility is tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 by a provider outside of the long-term care facility. The facilities have begun self-reporting positive cases to the Department of Health. Due to the volume, the Department is no longer listing individual facilities. The Department continues to work with facilities to minimize the spread of the illness and protect residents and staff. Facilities have been given guidance to minimize the spread of illness.
The Department will update the number of adult residential facilities with COVID-19 cases, the number of residents who are confirmed to have COVID-19 and the number of deaths among these residents on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Nationwide, positive COVID-19 cases total nearly one million with 109,000 recovered and 55,548 deaths. Global positive cases total nearly three million with 875,00 recovered and 207,000 deaths.