Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 523 new cases, 9 new deaths on April 16

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 523 new cases and 9 new deaths on Friday, April 16, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 451,955 and the total number of deaths to 10,282.

The number of probable cases rose by 158 to 67,342 on Friday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 321 to a total of 384,613. The number of probable deaths increased by 5 for a total of 890 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 4 to 9,392. 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 21 and the use of ventilators went down by 3. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 317 with 43 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the LDH reported 100,522 new vaccinations since Monday, April 12, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 36,601 received their first doses while 68,705 received their second and final dose. So far, 2,355,822 doses have been administered in total and 1,035,070 people have completed their vaccinations. 2,241 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 36 new cases and 1 new death were reported while 9 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,383 total confirmed cases and 403 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,383 cases, 403 deaths (9 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,339 cases, 85 deaths (no change)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,401 cases, 70 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,375 cases, 105 deaths (1 new case)
  • Union Parish –2,033 cases, 70 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 1,989 cases, 43 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,587 cases, 45 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,519 cases, 34 deaths (no change)
  • Jackson Parish –1,461 cases, 45 deaths (4 rescinded cases)
  • Winn Parish –1,152 cases, 33 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,091 cases, 38 deaths (3 rescinded case)
  • La Salle Parish –950 cases, 25 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –886 cases, 33 deaths (1 rescinded case) 
  • East Carroll Parish –884 cases, 20 deaths (1 new case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 768 cases, 24 deaths (1 new case)
  • Tensas Parish –317 cases, 6 deaths (1 new case)

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