Monday, October 18, 2021

COVID-19: State update – 723,458 cases, 13,366 deaths

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According to LDH, Thursday’s report includes cases among all age groups. 22 percent are among ages 5-17, 17 percent are among ages 18-29 and 16 percent are among ages 30-39. The report also includes cases from all regions. 17 percent are from Region 7 (Northwest) and 15 percent are from Region 8 (Northeast). LDH reports that not fully vaccinated Louisiana residents accounted for 88 percent of cases and 85 percent of deaths from September 2 to September 8, 2021. Those not fully vaccinated also accounted for 87 percent of current COVID hospitalizations.

LDH is reporting an additional 34,758 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 4,238,510 doses, including 2,042,308 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 274,147 vaccine series have been initiated and 242,345 (39.99% of the population) have been completed. Across Acadiana, there were 207 new cases and 9 new deaths reported since Wednesday.

1,431 individuals are hospitalized with COVID across the state (down 90 from Wednesday) 267 of those patients were on ventilators (down 9 Wednesday). Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine can find more information, here. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here. Acadia – 10,034 cases (up 20) | 233 deaths (up 1)Calcasieu -32,612 cases (up 58) | 556 deaths (up 5)Evangeline – 5,494 cases (up 15) | 115 deaths (up 1)Iberia – 12,035 cases (up 17) | 212 deaths (no change)Jefferson Davis – 4,475 cases (up 7) | 114 deaths (no change)Lafayette – 37,101 cases (up 36) | 378 deaths (no change)St. Landry – 13,343 cases (up 21) | 318 deaths (up 1)St. Martin – 8,073 cases (up 8) | 153 deaths (no change)St. Mary – 8,167 cases (up 12) | 204 deaths (no change)Vermilion – 9,704 (up 13) | 169 deaths (up 1)

As of September 15, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,371 and there have been 77 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. The total number of cases reported to the state as of Wednesday is 721,795. The current total death count is 13,318. ——————————-FROM WEDNESDAY:

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