LDH confirms 5,108 total deaths due to COVID-19, 158,318 confirmed cases

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FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There are now 158,318 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The Louisiana Department of Health also reported that there have been 5,108 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

That is an increase of  26 deaths in the state since Monday, September 14.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updated COVID-19 death numbers for parishes in the state:

Ascension – 96
East Baton Rouge – 433
Livingston – 71
Pointe Coupee – 40
Tangipahoa – 111
West Baton Rouge – 41
West Feliciana – 24

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 667 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 99 of those patients are on ventilators.

There have been a total of 2,091,023 state and commercial lab tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Monday, September 7, 140,440 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health has provided additional data about coronavirus deaths in the state:

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