As of noon Friday, July 10, there are a total of 74,636 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 9,742 in the 70 and over age group, 8,875 in the 60-69 age group, 11,192 in the 50-59 age groups, 11,423 in the 40-49 age group, 12,238 in the 30-39 age group, 16,188 in the 18-29 age group, and 4,819 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, 905,448 residents have been tested and 46,334 are presumed recovered as of July 7. 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 1,117 folks are hospitalized with 122 of those on ventilators. Those who are hospitalized have underlying health issues such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease.
The state death toll is 3,272 with 2,216 of those in the 70 and over age group, 582 in the 60-69 age group, 287 in the 50-59 age group, 114 in the 40-49 age group, 59 in the 30-39 age group, 11 in the 18-29 age group, and three under the age of 18. Deaths are also attributed to folks with underlying health issues.
Natchitoches Parish positive cases total 376 with 14 reported deaths 5,397 residents tested.
Sabine Parish positive case total 181 with one death 3,504 residents tested.
Vernon Parish positive cases total 247 with nine deaths and 5,295 residents tested.
In the United Sates, there are 3.17 million confirmed cases with 951,000 presumes recovered and 135,000 deaths. According to the COVID tracking project, 38 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 first confirmed COVID-19 case in the U.S. was Jan. 20, 2020.
Worldwide, there are 12.3 million cases with 6.74 million presumed recovered and 555,000 deaths.