Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 7,548 new cases, 57 new deaths on August 13

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 7,548 new cases and 57 new deaths on Friday, August 13, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 614,776 and the total number of deaths to 11,519.

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 6 on Friday and the use of ventilators increased by 13, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 2,907 with 399 on ventilators

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In our area, 1,201 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported on Thursday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 23,921 total confirmed cases and 480 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 23,921 cases, 480 deaths (373 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 5,568 cases, 98 deaths (31 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 3,604 cases, 82 deaths (19 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Franklin Parish – 3,386 cases, 110 deaths (22 new cases)
  • Union Parish –3,032 cases, 88 deaths (26 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 3,148 cases, 58 deaths (42 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –2,567 cases, 62 deaths (74 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish –2,318 cases, 54 deaths (23 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,787 cases, 45 deaths (10 new cases and 1 new death)
  • Winn Parish –1,914 cases, 48 deaths (8 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,381 cases, 42 deaths (25 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish –2,074 cases, 39 deaths (18 new cases)
  • Catahoula Parish –1,418 cases, 39 deaths (16 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish –1,306 cases, 28 deaths (21 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 1,409 cases, 30 deaths (16 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish –414 cases, 8 deaths (3 new cases)

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