BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 543 new cases and 3 new deaths on Monday, April 18, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,235,193 and the total number of deaths to 17,197.

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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 4 and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by 4 as of Monday; coming to a total of 56 hospitalized patients with 3 on ventilators.

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In our area, 32 new cases and 1 new death were reported on Monday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 50,582 total confirmed cases and 745 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 50,582 cases, 745 deaths (8 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 12,216 cases, 144 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 6,851 cases, 134 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 7,343 cases, 178 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Union Parish – 6,913 cases, 132 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 6,718 cases, 95 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –5,091 cases, 89 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 4,394 cases, 75 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –3,256 cases, 59 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Winn Parish – 4,431 cases, 63 deaths (2 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 3,625 cases, 65 deaths (1 new case)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,248 cases, 59 deaths (0 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,694 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,537 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 3,596 cases, 55 deaths (12 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish – 986 cases, 11 deaths (0 new cases)