As of noon, Wednesday, June 17, there are 48,634 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and 545,221 residents tested which means 8.9 percent of those tested were positive and 91.1 percent of those tested were negative.
Nearly 12 percent of the state’s estimated 4.6 million population has been tested
Also, there are 37,017 presumed recovered and 2,950 reported deaths. 579 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized with 83 of those are on ventilators.
Natchitoches Parish positive cases total 195 with 2,783 tested and 13 deaths. Seven percent of those tested in Natchitoches were positive and 93 percent of those tested were negative. Seven percent of Natchitoches Parish’s estimated 38,000 population has been tested.
Sabine Parish positive cases total 63 with 2,100 tested and one death. Three percent of those tested were negative and 97 percent of those tested were negative. Nearly nine percent of Sabine Parish’s estimated 24,000 population ahs been tested.
Vernon Parish positive cases total 67 with 2,948 residents tested and three deaths. Slightly over two percent of those tested positive and slightly over 97 percent of those tested were negative. Slightly over six percent of Vernon Parish’s estimated 47,000 population has been tested.
Nationwide totals are 2.18 million positive cases with 680,000 presumed recovered and 119,000 deaths. According to the COVID Tracking Project 24.5 million people in the U.S. have been tested for the virus.
Globally, there are 7.94 million positive cases with 435,000 deaths.