(News15) - As of Friday, July 30, 2021, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 541,679 COVID-19 cases across the state with 10,999 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Acadia- 7,398 cases, 200 deaths
Evangeline-3,976 cases, 100 deaths
Iberia- 8,535 cases, 166 deaths
Jeff Davis-3,453 cases, 99 deaths
Lafayette-27,666 cases, 309 deaths
St. Landry- 10,098 cases, 269 deaths
St. Martin- 6,279 cases, 122 deaths
St. Mary- 6,178 cases, 147 deaths
Vermilion-6,618 cases, 129 deaths
5,313 new cases reported in the state with 31 new deaths resulting from COVID-19.
In a media briefing on Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards urged residents to get vaccinated and wear masks. He said since March 10th, Louisiana has seen its highest number of deaths with Friday July 30, 2021 number being 31 deaths. 83% of people that have tested positive are said to have the Delta variant.
11.7% of all emergency department visits in Louisiana are related to patients presenting with COVID- like symptoms, an all time high for Louisiana.
For Vaccine information officials ask that you call 211.
REVIEW OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms and the CDC continues to update this list as it learns more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes may be to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.