Today, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the total number of cases has risen to 557,540. That’s 4,725 new cases reported since Friday.
The state also reported 59 new deaths, bring the total to 11,085.
LDH shared those not fully vaccinated account for:
• 90% of cases from 7/15-7/21
• 85% of deaths from 7/15-7/21
• 90% of current Covid hospitalizations
Hospitalizations are still on the rise statewide, with 2,112 Covid patients in the hospital as of today, 128 more than yesterday. 222 of those patients are on ventilators, 9 more than yesterday.
This is the highest number of Covid hospitalizations to date.
In Region 3, there are 155 Covid patients in the hospital as of today, which is 8 more than yesterday. Region 3 has 21 Covid patients on ventilators, which is 4 more than yesterday.
Lafourche is reporting 12,781 total cases, 282 more than yesterday. They are reporting 211 total deaths, 2 more than last week. (191 are confirmed, 20 are probable.)
Terrebonne is reporting 13,244 total cases, 110 more than yesterday. They are reporting 234 total deaths, same as yesterday. (210 are confirmed, 24 are probable.)
Confirmed deaths are deaths that occur in an individual that meets the confirmed case definition as described above OR death in an individual that meets the case definition for MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children).
Probable deaths are deaths that occur in an individual that meets the probable case definition as described above OR a death in an individual that meets vital records criteria with no COVID-19 laboratory testing available.
Percent positivity rates for our area, updated on Wednesdays, are:
In Lafourche Parish, percent positivity for the week of 7/15 – 7/21 is now at 17.6%, up 43.09% from the week prior, which was 12.3%.
Vaccination information is updated on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Lafourche parish is reporting 33.13% of their population is fully vaccinated, up from 32.6% last week.
Terrebonne parish is reporting 29.86% of their population is fully vaccinated, up from 29.44% last week.
(all information provided by Louisiana Dept. of Health dashboard, found here: https://ladhh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/4ecc2bfa2fa54b6eb5c0eccda972d203 )