Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 1,937 new cases, 41 new deaths on Friday

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,937 new cases and 41 new deaths on Friday, January 22, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 380,255 and the total number of deaths to 8,483.

The number of probable cases rose by 141 to 45,345 on Friday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 1,796 to a total of 333,769. The number of probable deaths also rose on Friday by 5 to a total of 519 while the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 36 to 7,964. 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 dropped on Friday by 53 and the use of ventilators also went down by 17. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 1,747 with 216 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the LDH reported 33,596 new vaccinations since Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 28,322 received their first doses while 3,026 received their second and final dose. So far, 2301,316 doses have been administered in total. 1,809 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 179 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 15,097 total confirmed cases and 338 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 15,097 cases, 338 deaths (67 new cases, 5 new deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 2,986 cases, 80 deaths (15 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,219 cases, 93 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,170 cases, 58 deaths (21 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Union Parish – 1,879 cases, 66 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 1,758 cases, 35 deaths (9 new cases)
  • Madison Parish – 1,449 cases, 26 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish – 1,444 cases, 39 deaths (7 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 1,354 cases, 40 deaths (9 new cases)
  • Winn Parish – 1,071 cases, 29 deaths (9 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 1,025 cases, 33 deaths (3 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 868 cases, 22 deaths (2 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 857 cases, 18 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish – 816 cases, 26 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 750 cases, 21 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish – 294 cases, 4 deaths (no change)

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