BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,353 new cases and 2 new deaths on Monday, May 16, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,245,776 and the total number of deaths to 17,297.

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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 29 and the number of patients on ventilators remained the same as of Monday; coming to a total of 96 hospitalized patients with 4 on ventilators.

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In our area, 67 new cases and 1 new death were reported on Monday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 50,790 total confirmed cases and 755 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 50,790 cases, 755 deaths (31 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 12,272 cases, 145 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 6,871 cases, 134 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 7,353 cases, 178 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Union Parish – 6,929 cases, 135 deaths (1 new case)
  • Richland Parish – 6,735 cases, 97 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –5,105 cases, 89 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 4,411 cases, 76 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –3,265 cases, 59 deaths (1 new case)
  • Winn Parish – 4,453 cases, 64 deaths (3 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 3,629 cases, 66 deaths (0 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,276 cases, 61 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,702 cases, 55 deaths (4 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,538 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 3,625 cases, 55 deaths (1 new case)
  • Tensas Parish – 988 cases, 11 deaths (0 new cases)