Coronavirus in Louisiana: 974 new cases, 22 news deaths reported on Tuesday

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 974 new cases and 22 new deaths on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 438,557 and the total number of deaths to 9,925.

The number of probable cases rose by 381 to 62,685 on Tuesday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 611 to a total of 375,872. The number of probable deaths increased by 8 to a total of 763 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 14 to 9,162. 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 by 2 on Tuesday and the use of ventilators went down by 4. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 453 with 62 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Monday, March 15, 2021, the LDH reported 146,666 new vaccinations since Thursday, March 11, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 98,458 received their first doses while 63,497 received their second and final dose. So far, 1,418,805 doses have been administered in total. 2,114 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 23 new cases and 1 new death were reported while 8 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,172 total confirmed cases and 395 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,172 cases, 395 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,264 cases, 84 deaths (no change)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,361 cases, 104 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,358 cases, 67 deaths (1 new case)
  • Union Parish –1,992 cases, 70 deaths (3 rescinded cases)
  • Richland Parish – 1,970 cases, 41 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,555 cases, 45 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,514 cases, 33 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish –1,449 cases, 44 deaths (3 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Winn Parish –1,143 cases, 32 deaths (2 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,088 cases, 36 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • La Salle Parish –911 cases, 24 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • East Carroll Parish –883 cases, 19 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –853 cases, 32 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 763 cases, 21 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish –316 cases, 5 deaths (1 rescinded case)

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