Coronavirus in Louisiana: 898 new cases, 26 new deaths reported on Friday

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 898 new cases and 26 new deaths on Friday, February 26, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 428,592 and the total number of deaths to 9,587.

The number of probable cases rose by 219 to 59,690 on Friday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 684 to a total of 368,902. The number of probable deaths rose by 5 to a total of 681 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 21 to 8,906. 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 Friday by 28 and the use of ventilators decreased by 5. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 651 with 95 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In Northeast Louisiana, 39 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported while 4 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,088 total confirmed cases and 386 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,088 cases, 386 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,242 cases, 84 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,340 cases, 101 deaths (1 new case, 1 new death)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,334 cases, 64 deaths (7 new cases)
  • Union Parish –1,978 cases, 69 deaths (5 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Richland Parish – 1,937 cases, 39 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,536 cases, 41 deaths (no change)
  • Madison Parish –1,506 cases, 31 deaths (1 new death)
  • Jackson Parish –1,439 cases, 42 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Winn Parish –1,123 cases, 32 deaths (4 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,084 cases, 36 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • La Salle Parish –905 cases, 23 deaths (1 new case)
  • East Carroll Parish –873 cases, 19 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –845 cases, 31 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 761 cases, 21 deaths (no change)
  • Tensas Parish –314 cases, 5 deaths (1 rescinded case)

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