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COVID-19: State update – 433 new cases, 10 new deaths

As of April 27, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 433 and there have been 10 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 322 are confirmed cases and 111 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Monday is 456,884. The current total death count is 10,352.

LDH says that 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 most of these cases (99%) fall between April 19 and April 26, 2021.

LDH says 98.6% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread, while 1.4% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings. Individuals between the ages of 30 and 39 (23%) and 18 and 29 (21%) account for the largest portion of these cases.

LDH is reporting an additional 67,295 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,589,967 doses, including 1,206,198 completed two-dose series. These data will be updated every Monday and Thursday.

In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 157,738 vaccine series have been initiated and 129,073 (21.3% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week’s list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

The state has resumed administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccines; those vaccines were paused by federal officials two weeks ago. To read more, click here.

Since Monday, 23,545 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 6,957,479. Of the tests reported today, 21,572 were PCR tests and 1,973 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 308 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 11 from Monday), and 46 of those patients were on ventilators (down 1 from Monday)

Across Acadiana, there were 94 new cases and 0 new deaths reported since Monday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia – 6,470 cases (up 26) | 191 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu – 22,263 cases (up 33) | 422 deaths (up 1)
  • Evangeline – 3,560 cases (up 6) | 92 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia – 6,935 cases (up 18) | 152 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis – 3,141 cases (up 4) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette – 23,106 cases (up 35) | 274 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry – 8,779 cases (down 6) | 253 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin – 5,189 cases (up 19) | 116 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary – 4,643 cases (up 5) | 134 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion – 5,289 (up 3) | 119 deaths (no change)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here.

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FROM MONDAY:

As of April 26, the number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 910 and there have been 6 new deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of these cases, 697 are confirmed cases and 213 are probable cases.

The total number of cases reported to the state as of Monday is 456,432. The current total death count is 10,342.

The collection dates for most of these cases (96%) fall between April 18 and April 25, 2021. 98% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 2% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (27%) and ages 30 and 39 (18%) account for the largest portion of these cases.

The Department is reporting an additional 67,295 COVID-19 vaccinations administered since the last update. The state has now administered 2,589,967 doses, including 1,206,198 completed two-dose series. These data will be updated every Monday and Thursday. In LDH Region 4, which includes Acadiana, 157,738 vaccine series have been initiated and 129,073 (21.3% of the population) have been completed.

On Mondays, LDH usually releases the week’s list of providers across the state that would have COVID vaccines available for those within the current priority. On Monday, March 29, all Louisiana residents 16 and older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents wanting to receive a vaccine are required to make an appointment. For more information, click here.

The state has resumed administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccines; those vaccines were paused by federal officials two weeks ago. To read more, click here.

Since Friday, 28,414 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 6,933,934. Of the tests reported today, 24,902 were PCR tests and 3,512 were antigen tests.

LDH reports that 319 patients were hospitalized across the state (down 11 from Friday), and 47 of those patients were on ventilators (no change from Friday)

Across Acadiana, there were 94 new cases and 5 new deaths reported since Friday.

Parishes in Acadiana (probable and confirmed cases and deaths)

  • Acadia – 6,444 cases (up 1) | 191 deaths (no change)
  • Calcasieu – 22,230 cases (up 62) | 421 deaths (no change)
  • Evangeline – 3,554 cases (up 9) | 92 deaths (no change)
  • Iberia – 6,917 cases (up 21) | 152 deaths (no change)
  • Jefferson Davis – 3,137 cases (up 8) | 93 deaths (no change)
  • Lafayette – 23,071 cases (up 96) | 274 deaths (no change)
  • St. Landry – 8,785 cases (up 28) | 253 deaths (no change)
  • St. Martin – 5,170 cases (no change) | 116 deaths (no change)
  • St. Mary – 4,638 cases (up 10) | 134 deaths (no change)
  • Vermilion – 5,286 (up 15) | 119 deaths (no change)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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