BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 2,300 new cases and 21 new deaths on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,415,928 and the total number of deaths to 17,816.

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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 increased by 32 and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 2 as of Tuesday; coming to a total of 471 hospitalized patients with 20 on ventilators.

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In our area, 236 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported on Tuesday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 57,317 total confirmed cases and 783 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 57,317 cases, 783 deaths (93 new cases and 2 new deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 13,911 cases, 151 deaths (33 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 7,879 cases, 137 deaths (7 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 8,118 cases, 182 deaths (15 new cases)
  • Union Parish – 8,061 cases, 140 deaths (14 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 7,842 cases, 104 deaths (26 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –5,773 cases, 91 deaths (11 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 5,038 cases, 77 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –3,638 cases, 58 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Winn Parish – 4,985 cases, 65 deaths (8 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 4,212 cases, 70 deaths (4 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,734 cases, 64 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,924 cases, 59 deaths (4 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,897 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 4,030 cases, 55 deaths (1 new case)
  • Tensas Parish – 1,177 cases, 13 deaths (6 new cases)