LDH confirms 5,143 total deaths due to COVID-19, 159,304 confirmed cases


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There are now 159,304 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 5,143 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

That is an increase of 17 deaths in the state since Wednesday, September 16.

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

Ascension – 96
East Baton Rouge – 435
Livingston – 73
Pointe Coupee – 40
Tangipahoa – 115
West Baton Rouge – 41
West Feliciana – 25

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 663 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 106 of those patients are on ventilators.

There have been a total of 2,123,151 confirmatory tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Monday, September 14, 145,570 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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