COVID-19: Status update-721 795 cases, 13 318 deaths

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 88 percent of current COVID hospitalizations.

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  • The total number of cases reported to the state as of Wednesday is 721,795. The current total death count is 13,318.

  • LDH says that Wednesday’s report includes cases among all age groups. 20 percent are among ages 5-17, 18 percent are among ages 18-29 and 16 percent are among ages 30-39. Wednesday’s report also includes cases from all regions. According to LDH, 16 percent are from Region 4 (Acadiana), 15 percent are from Region 7 (Northwest) and 15 percent are from Region 8 (Northeast).

LDH is reporting an additional 23,475 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 4,166,610 doses, including 1,987,605 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 271,028 vaccine series have been initiated and 235,913 (38.93% of the population) have been completed.

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.

1,521 individuals are hospitalized with COVID across the state (down 91 from Tuesday) 276 of those patients were on ventilators (down 21 Tuesday).

Across Acadiana, there were 500 new cases and 13 new deaths reported since Tuesday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths) Acadia – 10,014 cases (up 34) | 232 deaths (no change)Calcasieu -32,554 cases (up 88) | 551 deaths (up 6)Evangeline – 5,479 cases (up 35) | 114 deaths (no change)Iberia – 12,018 cases (up 48) | 212 deaths (up 1)Jefferson Davis – 4,468 cases (up 15) | 114 deaths (no change)Lafayette – 37,065 cases (up 108) | 378 deaths (up 2)St. Landry – 13,322 cases (up 96) | 317 deaths (no change)St. Martin – 8,065 cases (up 15) | 153 deaths (up 1)St. Mary – 8,155 cases (up 23) | 204 deaths (up 2)Vermilion – 9,691 (up 38) | 168 deaths (up 1)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here. ——————————-FROM TUESDAY:

As of September 14, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 2,200 and there have been 121 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. The total number of cases reported to the state as of Tuesday is 719,424. The current total death count is 13,241.

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

LDH is reporting an additional 23,475 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 4,166,610 doses, including 1,987,605 completed two-dose series. The data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 271,028 vaccine series have been initiated and 235,913 (38.93% of the population) have been completed. LDH reports that not fully vaccinated Louisiana residents accounted for 89 percent of cases and 84 percent of deaths from August 26 to September 1, 2021. Those not fully vaccinated also accounted for 88 percent of current COVID hospitalizations.

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