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Thursday May 21 COVID-19 Update | Around The Town

Coronav Update

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.

Today, LDH reports 1,188 new cases. Of those, 682 or 62percent are from 23 labs that are reporting cases electronically to LDH for the first time, with cases stretching as far back as March 25. These labs previously had not reported and are now reporting all their historical lab results electronically.

This means 506 of the 1,188 newly reported cases come from the rest of the regular reporting across the state.

While all 1,188 cases are added to LDH’s total today, historical cases are reallocated back to their respective dates and shared in the “date of onset of symptoms” visualization on the dashboard.

The percent positivity—the percentage of total tests that return positive—on all lab results is 6.1%.

“While this is the biggest single increase in cases we have seen since April 9, it is important to understand the context,” said Dr. Alex Billioux, the assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health. “Not only are there cases here dating back to late March, but we also have increased testing.

That only 6.1% of all these test results are positive is a good sign. Our goal is to keep that number below 10%, the goal set by the federal government.”

“We believe we are beginning to see the impact of comprehensive testing across congregate settings and workplace outbreaks. This is what suppression of COVID-19 looks like—and it is critical to moving our state forward,” Dr. Billioux said.

LDH officials  say  they expect to see higher case counts in the coming days while ramping up testing continues.

Reported  cases total 36,504 statewide  with  26,249 presumed recovered and of the total number 808  are in hospitals  with  107 of those on ventilators. Total tests performed is 305,381.  Confirmed  deaths reported are 2,506 and  unconfirmed  presumed deaths from COVID-19 are  123.

Here is the breakdown of positive  cases by parish:

Jefferson  –  7,175 case(s)  |  432 death(s)  |  926 state tests  |  38,796 commercial tests

Orleans  –  6,904 case(s)  |  500 death(s)  |  1,789 state tests  |  37,542 commercial tests

East Baton Rouge  –  3,319 case(s)  |  225 death(s)  |  1,249 state tests  |  18,634 commercial tests

Caddo  –  2,272 case(s)  |  156 death(s)  |  127 state tests  |  26,748 commercial tests

St. Tammany  –  1,599 case(s)  |  154 death(s)  |  543 state tests  |  15,014 commercial tests

Ouachita  –  1,032 case(s)  |  34 death(s)  |  330 state tests  |  9,183 commercial tests

St. John the Baptist  –  838 case(s)  |  77 death(s)  |  414 state tests  |  4,122 commercial tests

Ascension  –  782 case(s)  |  52 death(s)  |  70 state tests  |  6,330 commercial tests

Tangipahoa  –  767 case(s)  |  31 death(s)  |  177 state tests  |  5,816 commercial tests

Lafourche  –  763 case(s)  |  64 death(s)  |  557 state tests  |  5,690 commercial tests

Lafayette  –  631 case(s)  |  23 death(s)  |  427 state tests  |  13,564 commercial tests

St. Charles  –  618 case(s)  |  43 death(s)  |  158 state tests  |  4,690 commercial tests

Terrebonne  –  614 case(s)  |  45 death(s)  |  376 state tests  |  5,338 commercial tests

Rapides  –  591 case(s)  |  16 death(s)  |  682 state tests  |  4,353 commercial tests

Calcasieu  –  548 case(s)  |  42 death(s)  |  211 state tests  |  9,320 commercial tests

Iberville  –  540 case(s)  |  39 death(s)  |  454 state tests  |  1,870 commercial tests

St. Bernard  –  521 case(s)  |  21 death(s)  |  42 state tests  |  3,197 commercial tests

Iberia  –  384 case(s)  |  35 death(s)  |  221 state tests  |  3,663 commercial tests

Washington  –  383 case(s)  |  36 death(s)  |  408 state tests  |  2,560 commercial tests

Bossier  –  374 case(s)  |  24 death(s)  |  46 state tests  |  9,789 commercial tests

Livingston  –  363 case(s)  |  26 death(s)  |  58 state tests  |  4,813 commercial tests

St. James  –  289 case(s)  |  24 death(s)  |  217 state tests  |  2,623 commercial tests

St. Mary  –  288 case(s)  |  29 death(s)  |  261 state tests  |  2,257 commercial tests

Franklin  –  287 case(s)  |  9 death(s)  |  239 state tests  |  1,488 commercial tests

St. Martin  –  287 case(s)  |  22 death(s)  |  45 state tests  |  2,756 commercial tests

Union  –  287 case(s)  |  16 death(s)  |  51 state tests  |  1,792 commercial tests

Acadia  –  269 case(s)  |  15 death(s)  |  182 state tests  |  3,112 commercial tests

St. Landry  –  244 case(s)  |  52 death(s)  |  299 state tests  |  3,950 commercial tests

Assumption  –  238 case(s)  |  11 death(s)  |  156 state tests  |  1,586 commercial tests

De Soto  –  235 case(s)  |  16 death(s)  |  20 state tests  |  2,320 commercial tests

Plaquemines  –  197 case(s)  |  16 death(s)  |  10 state tests  |  1,479 commercial tests

West Feliciana  –  193 case(s)  |  8 death(s)  |  366 state tests  |  130 commercial tests

East Feliciana  –  183 case(s)  |  27 death(s)  |  457 state tests  |  768 commercial tests

Pointe Coupee  –  181 case(s)  |  22 death(s)  |  175 state tests  |  1,101 commercial tests

Allen  –  172 case(s)  |  10 death(s)  |  43 state tests  |  1,282 commercial tests

West Baton Rouge  –  152 case(s)  |  30 death(s)  |  28 state tests  |  1,218 commercial tests

Natchitoches  –  141 case(s)  |  13 death(s)  |  69 state tests  |  1,563 commercial tests

Lincoln  –  130 case(s)  |  14 death(s)  |  115 state tests  |  1,586 commercial tests

Webster  –  126 case(s)  |  5 death(s)  |  13 state tests  |  2,636 commercial tests

Bienville  –  114 case(s)  |  21 death(s)  |  20 state tests  |  1,154 commercial tests

Richland  –  113 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  31 state tests  |  1,624 commercial tests

Catahoula  –  112 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  14 state tests  |  517 commercial tests

Morehouse  –  108 case(s)  |  5 death(s)  |  40 state tests  |  1,528 commercial tests

Winn  –  100 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  102 state tests  |  640 commercial tests

Avoyelles  –  99 case(s)  |  9 death(s)  |  88 state tests  |  1,399 commercial tests

Evangeline  –  83 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  217 state tests  |  1,090 commercial tests

Jackson  –  80 case(s)  |  10 death(s)  |  66 state tests  |  645 commercial tests

Parish Under Investigation  –  78 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

Jefferson Davis  –  72 case(s)  |  6 death(s)  |  407 state tests  |  1,051 commercial tests

Concordia  –  68 case(s)  |  5 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  584 commercial tests

Claiborne  –  58 case(s)  |  10 death(s)  |  36 state tests  |  752 commercial tests

Beauregard  –  54 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  17 state tests  |  1,152 commercial tests

Caldwell  –  51 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  118 state tests  |  535 commercial tests

East Carroll  –  51 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  552 commercial tests

Vermilion  –  50 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  38 state tests  |  2,186 commercial tests

La Salle  –  45 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  32 state tests  |  657 commercial tests

Red River  –  44 case(s)  |  6 death(s)  |  16 state tests  |  410 commercial tests

Madison  –  43 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  11 state tests  |  344 commercial tests

St. Helena  –  43 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  31 state tests  |  217 commercial tests

Sabine  –  39 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  30 state tests  |  852 commercial tests

Grant  –  26 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  23 state tests  |  500 commercial tests

Vernon  –  22 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  9 state tests  |  1,150 commercial tests

West Carroll  –  21 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  25 state tests  |  548 commercial tests

Tensas  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  2 state tests  |  185 commercial tests

Cameron  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  114 commercial tests

Nationwide,  positive cases total 1.59 million with  303,000 recovered and 94,276 deaths.  According to  the COVID tracking project 12.65  million Americans have been tested.

Globally  there are 5.01 million positive  cases with 1.91 million recovered  and 328,000 deaths.

 

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