Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 3,066 new cases, 136 new deaths on September 8

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 3,066 new cases and 136 new deaths on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 705,498 and the total number of deaths to 12,915.

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 by 108 on Wednesday and the use of ventilators decreased by 30, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 1,895 with 378 on ventilators.

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In our area, 428 new cases and 20 new deaths were reported on Wednesday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 28,196 total confirmed cases and 522 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 28,196 cases, 522 deaths (177 new cases and 7 new deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 6,341 cases, 106 deaths (25 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Morehouse Parish – 4,174 cases, 97 deaths (25 new cases and 3 new deaths)
  • Franklin Parish – 3,937 cases, 129 deaths (21 new cases and 3 new deaths)
  • Union Parish –3,589 cases, 92 deaths (49 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 3,851 cases, 72 deaths (15 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Concordia Parish –2,903 cases, 69 deaths (21 new cases and 2 new deaths)
  • Jackson Parish –2,561 cases, 58 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –2,043 cases, 49 deaths (21 new cases)
  • Winn Parish –2,424 cases, 52 deaths (17 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,735 cases, 45 deaths (8 new cases and 1 new death)
  • La Salle Parish –2,478 cases, 41 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –1,638 cases, 44 deaths (8 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish –1,446 cases, 29 deaths (1 new case and 1 new death)
  • Caldwell Parish – 1,676 cases, 33 deaths (16 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Tensas Parish –454 cases, 8 deaths (4 new cases)

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