Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 618 new cases, 9 new deaths on May 19

Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 618 new cases and 9 new deaths on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 467,055 and the total number of deaths to 10,509.

The number of probable cases rose by 213 to 71,500 on Wednesday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 402 to a total of 395,555. The number of probable deaths remained the same for a total of 963 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 9 to 9,546. 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 on Wednesday by 8 and the use of ventilators increased by 2. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 307 with 28 on ventilators.

In Northeast Louisiana, 35 new cases and 1 new death were reported while 11 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,830 total confirmed cases and 411 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,830 cases, 411 deaths (24 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,402 cases, 86 deaths (3 rescinded cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,451 cases, 73 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,402 cases, 105 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Union Parish –2,077 cases, 71 deaths (1 new case)
  • Richland Parish – 2,012 cases, 43 deaths (1 new case)
  • Concordia Parish –1,605 cases, 46 deaths (1 new case)
  • Jackson Parish –1,534 cases, 45 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,521 cases, 34 deaths (no change)
  • Winn Parish –1,160 cases, 33 deaths (4 rescinded cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,104 cases, 39 deaths (no change)
  • La Salle Parish –1,011 cases, 25 deaths (3 rescinded cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –905 cases, 33 deaths (1 new case) 
  • East Carroll Parish –889 cases, 22 deaths (1 new case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 775 cases, 24 deaths (1 new case)
  • Tensas Parish –317 cases, 6 deaths (1 new case)

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