As of noon, Friday, June 12, there are 44,995 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and 479,534 residents tested .
Also, there are 33,904 presumed recovered and 2,883 reported deaths. 549 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized with 74 of those are on ventilators.
Natchitoches Parish positive cases total 188 with 2,458 tested and 13 deaths.
Sabine Parish positive cases total 53 with 1,611 tested and no deaths.
Vernon Parish positive cases total 43 with 2,210 residents tested and three deaths.
Nationwide totals are 2.07 million positive cases with 623,000 presumed recovered and 116,000 deaths. According to the COVID Tracking Project nearly 22 million people in the U.S. have been tested for the virus.
Globally, there are 7.27 million positive cases with 413,000 deaths.