BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,229 new cases and 2 new deaths on Thursday, May 26, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,255,869 and the total number of deaths to 17,321.

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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 19 and the number of patients on ventilators remained the same as of Thursday; coming to a total of 181 hospitalized patients with 9 on ventilators.

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In our area, 32 new cases and 0 new deaths were reported on Thursday. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 50,914 total confirmed cases and 756 total confirmed deaths.

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

  • Ouachita Parish – 50,914 cases, 756 deaths (19 new cases)
  • Lincoln Parish – 12,303 cases, 145 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 6,885 cases, 134 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 7,363 cases, 178 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Union Parish – 6,947 cases, 135 deaths (1 new case)
  • Richland Parish – 6,746 cases, 98 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –5,131 cases, 89 deaths (2 new cases)
  • Jackson Parish – 4,416 cases, 76 deaths (1 new case)
  • Madison Parish –3,270 cases, 59 deaths (1 new case)
  • Winn Parish – 4,466 cases, 64 deaths (2 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish – 3,635 cases, 66 deaths (0 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish – 4,283 cases, 61 deaths (1 new case)
  • Catahoula Parish – 2,706 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • East Carroll Parish – 2,540 cases, 38 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 3,626 cases, 55 deaths (0 new cases)
  • Tensas Parish – 991 cases, 11 deaths (0 new cases)