Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 5,922 new cases, 67 new deaths on August 20

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 5,922 new cases and 67 new deaths on Friday, August 20, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 643,993 and the total number of deaths to 11,918.

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 14 on Friday and the use of ventilators decreased by 6, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 2,999 with 470 on ventilators

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In our area, 495 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported on Friday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 25,312 total confirmed cases and 491 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 25,312 cases, 491 deaths ( 173 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 5,822 cases, 100 deaths (40 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 3,789 cases, 84 deaths (29 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 3,542 cases, 114 deaths (27 new cases and 2 new deaths)
  • Union Parish –3,200 cases, 89 deaths (18 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 3,381 cases, 62 deaths (52 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –2,691 cases, 64 deaths (21 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish –2,385 cases, 57 deaths (25 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,820 cases, 46 deaths (1 new case)
  • Winn Parish –2,059 cases, 50 deaths (25 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,451 cases, 43 deaths (19 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish –2,228 cases, 39 deaths (19 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –1,499 cases, 40 deaths (18 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish –1,357 cases, 28 deaths (14 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 1,474 cases, 30 deaths (13 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish –420 cases, 8 deaths (1 new case)

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