Louisiana reports highest spike since April with over 2,000 new cases
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the total number of cases has risen to 60,178. That’s 2,083 more cases than yesterday.
The vast majority of today’s reported cases (98%) are associated with community spread, rather than congregate settings. 49 percent of today’s reported cases are among people 18-29 years old.
The state is reporting 17 new deaths, bringing the total to 3,130 deaths.
The state is reporting 108 probable deaths as of 6/28. (Probable deaths are updated on Mondays.)
The total of presumed recovered as of 6/28 is 42,225. That’s 2,433 new presumed recovered from last week’s total. (Presumed recovered counts are updated on Mondays.)
Lafourche Parish is reporting 1,177 cases, 28 more than yesterday. They are reporting 2 new deaths, bringing the total to 89.
Terrebonne Parish is reporting 1,068 cases, 38 more than yesterday. The state is reporting no new deaths, keeping the total at 61.
Statewide, there are 799 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, 84 are on ventilators. That’s 18 more patients than yesterday, and 1 more patients on vents. The number of patients in hospitals has been increasing daily since last Thursday.
The state lab is reporting 35,932 tests** have been completed by their lab and 716,156 commercial tests** have been performed. This brings the total of tests to 752,088, which is 23,577 more tests than yesterday’s report.
Locally, Lafourche is reporting 844 state tests, same as yesterday; and 13,726 commercial tests, 319 more than yesterday.
Terrebonne is reporting 707 state tests, 3 more since yesterday; and 13,867 commercial tests, 314 more than yesterday.
**Tests reported here include those completed by the LDH Office of Public Health Laboratory and those performed by commercial labs and reported to the state. Tests are assigned to parish based on the residence of the individual being tested when possible. Some negative test results from commercial labs may not have been reported to the state. Some of the commercial test results reported to the state are from out of state.