Coronavirus in Louisiana: 779 new cases, 33 new deaths reported on Thursday

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 779 new cases and 33 new deaths on Thursday, February 25, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 427,689 and the total number of deaths to 9,561.

The number of probable cases rose by 128 to 59,471 on Thursday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 636 to a total of 368,218. The number of probable deaths rose by 8 to a total of 676 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 25 to 8,885. As stated on the LDH website, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s total cases and the previous update because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out-of-state cases.

Hospitalizations decreased on Thursday by 8 and the use of ventilators decreased by 2. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 679 with 100 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the LDH reported 68,028 new vaccinations since Monday, February 22, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 29,845 received their first doses while 38,183 received their second and final dose. So far, 925,991 doses have been administered in total. 2,062 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 41 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported while 14 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,082 total confirmed cases and 386 total confirmed deaths.

Here is a list of local parishes reporting confirmed cases and deaths:

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,082 cases, 386 deaths (16 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,243 cases, 84 deaths (2 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,339 cases, 100 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,327 cases, 64 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Union Parish –1,973 cases, 68 deaths (2 rescinded cases)
  • Richland Parish – 1,935 cases, 39 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,536 cases, 41 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Madison Parish – 1,506 cases, 30 deaths (1 new case)
  • Jackson Parish –1,429 cases, 42 deaths (4 rescinded cases)
  • Winn Parish – 1,119 cases, 32 deaths (4 rescinded cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 1,085 cases, 36 deaths (3 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 904 cases, 23 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • East Carroll Parish –870 cases, 19 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Catahoula Parish – 846 cases, 31 deaths (1 rescinded case, 1 new death)
  • Caldwell Parish – 761 cases, 21 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish –315 cases, 5 deaths (2 new cases)

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