Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 661 new cases, 10 new deaths on April 21

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 661 new cases and 10 new deaths on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 454,377 and the total number of deaths to 10,316.

The number of probable cases rose by 197 to 67,803 on Wednesday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 469 to a total of 386,574. The number of probable deaths increased by 2 for a total of 898 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 8 to 9,418. 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 Wednesday by 8 and the use of ventilators went up by 1. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 336 with 42 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Monday, April 19, 2021, the LDH reported 87,307 new vaccinations since Thrusday, April 15, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 25,325 received their first doses while 62,355 received their second and final dose. So far, 2,443,129 doses have been administered in total and 1,097,425 people have completed their vaccinations. 2,249 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 52 new cases and 1 new death were reported while 7 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,456 total confirmed cases and 404 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,456 cases, 404 deaths (26 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,347 cases, 85 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,415 cases, 70 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,377 cases, 105 deaths (1 new case)
  • Union Parish –2,033 cases, 70 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 1,986 cases, 43 deaths (1 new case)
  • Concordia Parish –1,589 cases, 45 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,517 cases, 34 deaths (1 new case)
  • Jackson Parish –1,472 cases, 45 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Winn Parish –1,152 cases, 33 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,094 cases, 38 deaths (3 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish –962 cases, 25 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Catahoula Parish –891 cases, 33 deaths (2 rescinded cases) 
  • East Carroll Parish –883 cases, 20 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 769 cases, 24 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Tensas Parish –316 cases, 6 deaths (no change)

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