Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 502 new cases, 36 new deaths on October 20

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 502 new cases and 36 new deaths on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 754,027 and the total number of deaths to 14,424.

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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 decreased by 19 and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by 6 as of Wednesday; coming to a total of 380 hospitalized patients with 55 on ventilators.

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In our area, 76 new cases and 1 new death were reported on Wednesday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 31,341 total confirmed cases and 581 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 31,341 cases, 581 deaths (29 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 7,016 cases, 115 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 4,427 cases, 115 deaths (6 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 4,662 cases, 137 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Union Parish –3,968 cases, 103 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 4,283 cases, 77 deaths (5 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –3,188 cases, 78 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish –2,751 cases, 63 deaths (1 new case)
  • Madison Parish –2,228 cases, 52 deaths (8 new cases)
  • Winn Parish –2,613 cases, 58 deaths (3 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,966 cases, 47 deaths (7 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish –2,711 cases, 46 deaths (1 new case)
  • Catahoula Parish –1,775 cases, 48 deaths (0 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish –1,588 cases, 30 deaths (1 new case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 2,216 cases, 38 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish –516 cases, 8 deaths (0 new cases)

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