BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,127 new cases and 3 new deaths on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,253,093 and the total number of deaths to 17,318.

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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 21 and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 2 as of Tuesday; coming to a total of 165 hospitalized patients with 8 on ventilators.

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In our area, 40 new cases and 0 new deaths were reported on Tuesday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 50,880 total confirmed cases and 756 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 50,880 cases, 756 deaths (9 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 12,297 cases, 145 deaths (11 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 6,885 cases, 134 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 7,362 cases, 178 deaths (1 new case)
  • Union Parish – 6,944 cases, 135 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 6,742 cases, 98 deaths (1 new case)
  • Concordia Parish –5,124 cases, 89 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 4,413 cases, 76 deaths (1 new case)
  • Madison Parish –3,268 cases, 59 deaths (1 new case)
  • Winn Parish – 4,463 cases, 64 deaths (4 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 3,635 cases, 66 deaths (0 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,282 cases, 61 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,706 cases, 55 deaths (1 new case)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,540 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 3,626 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish – 990 cases, 11 deaths (1 new case)