As of noon Wednesday, July 8, there are a total of 70,151 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana since the start of the pandemic, according to the Louisiana Department of Health website. Louisiana had its first confirmed case on March 9, 2020.
The positive cases by age group are 9,419 in the 70 and over age group, 8,490 in the 60-69 age group, 10,631 in the 50 -59 age group, 10,768 in the 40 to 49 age group, 11,457 in the 30-39 age group, 14,949 in the 18-29 age group, and 4,282 in the under 18 age group. Most persons with COVID have mild to moderate systems, and many positive cases are folks with no symptoms.
When testing first began in March, only those with symptoms were tested; now testing is encouraged for all age 18 or over.
Additionally, 865,737 residents have been tested and 43,334 are presumed recovered as of July. A person is presumed recovered if it has been 14 days a since that person tested positive and that person has been released from the hospital, or it has been more than 21 days since a positive result and hospital status is unknown. Currently, statewide 1,022 folks are hospitalized with 105 of those on ventilators. Those hospitalized have underlying health issues which .
The state death toll is 3,231 with 2,189 of those in the 70 and over age group, 574 in the 60-69 age group, 282 in the 50-59 age group, 113 in the 40-49 age group, 59 in the 30-39 age group, 18 in the 18-29 age group, and three under the age of 18. All those who have died have had underlying health conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Natchitoches Parish positive cases total 340 with 14 reported deaths 5,223 residents tested.
Sabine Parish positive case total 130 with one death 3,285 residents tested.
Vernon Parish positive cases total 223 with nine deaths and 4,996 residents tested.
In the United Sates, there are 3.09 million confirmed cases with 923,000 presumes recovered and 134,000 deaths. According to the COVID tracking project, 37 million Americans have been tested which equates to eight percent of those tested have tested positive and 92 percent of those tested have tested negative. The direst confirmed COVID-19 case in the U.S. was Jan. 20, 2020.
Worldwide, there are 11.8 million cases with 6.42 million presumed recovered and 544,000 deaths.