BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 524 new cases and 4 new deaths on Thursday, May 5, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,239,993 and the total number of deaths to 17,273.

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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 8 and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 3 as of Thursday; coming to a total of 62 hospitalized patients with 6 on ventilators.

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In our area, 21 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported on Thursday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 50,688 total confirmed cases and 754 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 50,688 cases, 754 deaths (11 new cases and 3 deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 12,249 cases, 145 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 6,862 cases, 134 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 7,347 cases, 178 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Union Parish – 6,922 cases, 134 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 6,725 cases, 97 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –5,095 cases, 89 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 4,408 cases, 76 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –3,259 cases, 59 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Winn Parish – 4,443 cases, 64 deaths (0 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 3,628 cases, 66 deaths (0 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,267 cases, 60 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,695 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,538 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 3,614 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish – 988 cases, 11 deaths (0 new cases)