Louisiana (KADN) - As of Friday, August 6, 2021, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 573,903 COVID-19 cases across the state with 11,210 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
At Ochsner Lafayette General, there has been a 35% increase in COVID-19 patients in one week." If you are vaccinated, your chances of becoming infected or being hospitalized are dramatically reduced. It's not too late to get vaccinated!" Schedule you vaccine today at www.ochsnerlg.org/vaccine . Ochsner Lafayette General also commented that there are currently no patients under the age of 18 hospitalized with COVID-19.
Total Cases- 573,903
Total Deaths- 11,210
Acadia- 7,826 cases, 203 deaths
Evangeline-4,205 cases, 100 deaths
Iberia- 9,246 cases, 170 deaths
Jeff Davis-3,595 cases, 100 deaths
Lafayette-29,431 cases, 317 deaths
St. Landry- 10,661 cases, 270 deaths
St. Martin- 6,583 cases, 123 deaths
St. Mary- 6,635 cases, 155 deaths
Vermilion-7,120 cases, 133 deaths
6,116 new cases reported in the state with 48 new deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling upon Louisianans who believe in the power of prayer to join him and First Lady Donna Edwards in praying and fasting during their lunch time for three days for Louisiana health care workers and all of those who are sick with or affected by COVID-19. In addition to prayer, the Governor encourages all Louisianans to help slow the spread of COVID by getting their vaccines and wearing masks whenever they are indoors and in public.
“Yesterday, I asked hundreds of ministers and pastors throughout Louisiana to join me during the lunch hour next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in praying and fasting for our state, and I am extending this invitation to anyone and everyone who is so inclined, no matter their religious beliefs. I believe very strongly in the power of prayer, and there are thousands of people right now in Louisiana who need to be lifted up in prayer. So I hope you will join your prayers to mine for healing and protection,” Gov. Edwards said. “I will be praying that our sick may fight this illness, that the medical professionals caring for them can remain strong and safe, that our children, teachers and school support staff can safely begin the school year and that our people will do everything they can to help us slow the spread of this terrible virus.”