Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reports 544 new cases, 12 new deaths on April 23

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 544 new cases and 12 new deaths on Friday, April 23, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 455,541 and the total number of deaths to 10,336.

The number of probable cases rose by 225 to 68,234 on Friday while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 316 to a total of 387,307. The number of probable deaths stayed the same for a total of 903 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 12 to 9,433. 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 on Friday by 4 and the use of ventilators went up by 6. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 330 with 47 on ventilators.

In Northeast Louisiana, 35 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported while 4 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 16,474 total confirmed cases and 405 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 16,474 cases, 405 deaths (19 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,355 cases, 85 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,420 cases, 70 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,377 cases, 105 deaths (3 rescinded cases)
  • Union Parish –2,038 cases, 70 deaths (no change)
  • Richland Parish – 1,988 cases, 43 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,593 cases, 45 deaths (1 new case)
  • Madison Parish –1,519 cases, 34 deaths (1 new case)
  • Jackson Parish –1,469 cases, 45 deaths (1 new case)
  • Winn Parish –1,155 cases, 33 deaths (no change)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,092 cases, 38 deaths (1 rescinded case)
  • La Salle Parish –971 cases, 25 deaths (1 new case)
  • Catahoula Parish –893 cases, 33 deaths (no change) 
  • East Carroll Parish –883 cases, 21 deaths (1 new death)
  • Caldwell Parish – 770 cases, 24 deaths (1 new case)
  • Tensas Parish –317 cases, 6 deaths (1 new case)

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