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Today, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the total number of cases has risen to 167,401. That’s 889 more cases since yesterday.


The state is reporting 26 new deaths, bringing the total to 5,355 deaths.


The total of presumed recovered as of 9/28/20 is 154,163. That’s 4,523 new presumed recovered since 9/21/20. The state is reporting 190 probable deaths and 1,425 probable cases as of 9/30/2020.


Lafourche Parish is reporting 3,693 cases, 12 more than yesterday. They are reporting 122 deaths, same as Wednesday. Percent positivity for the week of Sept. 17-23 is 5.6%, up 3.7% from the week prior, which was 5.4%.


Terrebonne Parish is reporting 3,661 cases, 2 more than yesterday. TOHSEP and the state are reporting 118 deaths, 1 more than yesterday. Percent positivity for the week of Sept. 17-23 is 2.6%, down 43.48% from the week prior, which was 4.6%.


Statewide, there are 536 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, 74 are on ventilators. That’s 2 more patients than yesterday and 1 fewer patients on vents.


The total of tests reported today is 2,356,024, which is 22,704 more tests than yesterday.