BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana has reported 249 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths since Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of cases statewide to 161,462 and total deaths to 5,207.
Also according to the LDH:
- Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count.
- The collection dates for all of these cases fall between September 14 and September 20, 2020.
- 84% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread.
- People aged 29 and under represent 34% of these cases. 26% are individuals between 18-29.
- The newly confirmed cases came from the results of 6,793 tests reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 2,184,753.
LDH data shows 587 patients hospitalized with coronavirus statewide as of Sunday, September 20, the lowest since June 20. Of those, 93 are on mechanical ventilators. The number of patients hospitalized in Region 7 was at 153, with 19 on mechanical ventilators.
The total number of confirmed cases in NWLA has risen to 16,673 and there are now 622 deaths reported in the region.
Of the 40 new cases reported in NWLA since Sunday, 34 were in Caddo Parish and three were in Bossier. Caddo also reported one additional death, bringing the total to-date to 348.
Natchitoches reported two new cases. Claiborne added one new case and one additional death. There were no new cases reported in any of the remaining five parishes.
As of midday, the LDH was reporting the following data on confirmed cases, deaths, and testing in Region 7:
- Caddo – 8,270 case(s) | 348 death(s) | 651 state tests | 144,496 commercial tests
- Bossier – 3,122 case(s) | 106 death(s) | 300 state tests | 60,298 commercial tests
- De Soto – 880 case(s) | 35 death(s) | 95 state tests | 12,928 commercial tests
- Webster – 1,177 case(s) | 22 death(s) | 181 state tests | 20,144 commercial tests
- Claiborne – 494 case(s) | 21 death(s) | 237 state tests | 7,648 commercial tests
- Bienville – 453 case(s) | 32 death(s) | 344 state tests | 8,388 commercial tests
- Natchitoches – 1,087 case(s) | 25 death(s) | 635 state tests | 14,475 commercial tests
- Sabine – 835 case(s) | 13 death(s) | 229 state tests | 11,116 commercial tests
- Red River – 355 case(s) | 21 death(s) | 549 state tests | 3,594 commercial tests
There are now 27,232 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the ArkLaTex and 967 deaths reported.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up within weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness and be life-threatening.
If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.