Coronavirus In Louisiana: 216,709 Cases Across State With 6,233 Deaths

As of Friday November 20, 2020 according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 216,709 COVID-19 cases across the state with 6,233 deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 12:05 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 4:33 PM

As of Friday November 20, 2020 according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 216,709 COVID-19 cases across the state with 6,233 deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Cases- 216,709
Deaths- 6,233
Presumed Recovered-185,960 as of 11/16/2020
Hospitalized-972
Ventilators-101
Acadia- 3,678 cases, 112 deaths
Evangeline-1,753 cases, 44 deaths
Iberia- 3,446 cases, 104 deaths
Jeff Davis-1,603 cases, 47 deaths
Lafayette-11,146 cases, 145 deaths
St. Landry- 4,597 cases, 146 deaths
St. Martin- 2,545 cases, 70 deaths
St. Mary- 2,271 cases, 94 deaths
Vermilion-2,404 cases, 71 deaths

4,814 new cases reported in the state with 34 new deaths resulting from COVID-19.
*Due to a processing error in the electronic lab reporting system, LDH will report a backlog of 2,538 COVID cases on 69,125 tests reported to the state.

The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday will report a newly identified backlog of COVID-19 tests, in addition to its standard reporting.

Due to a processing error in the electronic lab reporting system, LDH will report a backlog of 2,538 COVID cases on 69,125 tests reported to the state.

While this will result in a significant increase in reported COVID cases today, the Department will reallocate these backlogged lab results back to their specimen collection dates, which range from 9/12-11/18. Of the 2,538 total backlog, 1,038 COVID cases date back to Halloween (10/31).

These cases come from all regions, with the greatest impacted being in the Shreveport/Bossier (498 cases) and Monroe (872 cases) areas. The majority of these cases (85%) are tied to community spread, not congregate settings like nursing homes.

Last Friday, LDH reported a new record — the biggest single-day increase reported since the start of the pandemic in Louisiana. New cases among multiple age groups are increasing sharply across the state. Notable increases continued for nursing home residents and staff cases over the past week.

Percent positivity is also increasing statewide. The Department has identified an increase in percent positivity in 55 of 64 parishes.

Hospitalizations per capita for the state are increasing over the last 14 days.

On Wednesday, LDH reported 4 new bar outbreaks with 21 associated cases in the past week. Four new new church outbreaks with 13 associated cases have been identified since November 10. Additional outbreaks have been also been identified at restaurants, gyms and industrial settings.

Since that report, an additional 18 outbreaks with 97 associated cases have been reported this week. These include 4 new outbreaks tied to restaurants, 4 new outbreaks tied to industrial settings and 3 new outbreaks tied to religious events/services. Sadly, 2 deaths among religious service-related outbreak cases have been reported.

LDH has identified an increased number of outbreaks and cases associated with small social gatherings — happy hours, game nights and family dinners. The public should keep this in mind with less than a week until Thanksgiving.

Wear a mask. Social distance. Wash your hands often. Take any small gathering outdoors. We know these simple public health measures work when we all take them to heart.

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