As of Friday, January 8, 2021, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 341,431 COVID-19 cases across the state with 7,833 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Total Cases- 341,431
*Confirmed Cases- 306,442
*Probable Cases- 34,989
Total Deaths- 7,833
*Confirmed Deaths- 7,411
*Probable deaths- 422
Presumed Recovered-280,373 as of 01/04/2020
Acadia- 5,373 cases, 162 deaths
Evangeline-2,781 cases, 58 deaths
Iberia- 5,262 cases, 124 deaths
Jeff Davis-2,425 cases, 67 deaths
Lafayette-18,179 cases, 196 deaths
St. Landry- 7,010 cases, 206 deaths
St. Martin- 4,047 cases, 90 deaths
St. Mary- 3,314 cases, 103 deaths
Vermilion-3,82 cases, 89 deaths
3,372 new cases reported in the state with 105 new deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Statement from Gov. Edwards on Today’s Near-Record Number of COVID-19 Deaths in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana, after the Louisiana Department of Health reported 105 COVID deaths today, the second highest daily death count since the start of the pandemic. The highest number of deaths Louisiana has reported in a day was 129 deaths on April 14, 2020.
Gov. Edwards said:
“Today, Louisiana is reporting 105 new COVID deaths, the second highest number since April of last year. We have lost nearly ten months of hard work to slow the spread of COVID in our state and, despite all warnings from medical professionals and public officials, some people still insist on ignoring the mitigation measures that are proven to work, including wearing face masks. Today, we mourn the loss of 7,833 Louisianans to this illness. These are people’s children and parents and friends and coworkers. They are our neighbors. They are our sisters and brothers. This should weigh heavily on the hearts of all Louisianans every time they leave their homes while COVID is so rampant. During this pandemic, each and every choice we make can have catastrophic impacts on our health and the health of those around us. As more people are infected, as our hospitals again reach their capacity, please do what is right – wear your mask, avoid gathering with people outside of your household, stay at home and get tested when you have symptoms, practice social distancing and wash your hands. As of today, nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in Louisiana, which is good news, but the vaccine will not stop this current surge. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but it will not matter if we do not get there.”