LDH confirms 5,550 total deaths due to COVID-19, 175,781 confirmed cases

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There are now 175,781 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 5,550 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

That is an increase of 23 deaths in the state since Friday, October 16.

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

Ascension – 98
East Baton Rouge – 453
Livingston – 79
Pointe Coupee – 40
Tangipahoa – 122
West Baton Rouge – 42
West Feliciana – 25

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that  people are currently 550 hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 60 of those patients are on ventilators.

There have been a total of 2,589,510 confirmatory tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Monday, October 12, 161,792 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing additional data about coronavirus deaths in the state:

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