April 17 Louisiana COVID-19 Update
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Friday, April 17.
There are now 23,118 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. That's up 586 cases from the previous report. 6,102 tests have been completed by state labs and 125,885 tests have been reported by commercial labs. Numbers show that there are 1,868 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized with 363 of them on ventilators.
The total amount of coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region is 1,191 with 69 deaths reported.
Lafayette Parish: 396 cases, 17 deaths
St. Martin Parish: 184 cases, 10 deaths
Iberia Parish: 175 cases, 8 deaths
St. Mary Parish: 137 cases, 9 deaths
St. Landry Parish: 119 cases, 18 deaths
Acadia Parish: 110 cases, 6 deaths
Evangeline Parish: 42 cases
Vermilion Parish: 28 cases, 1 death
There is more widespread representation throughout the state as all 64 parishes now have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 1,213. That number is up 57 from the previous report. New Orleans continues to be the hardest-hit area of the state. The next update is due out tomorrow at noon.