April 19th Louisiana COVID-19 Update
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Saturday, April 19th.
There are now 23,928 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. 6,425 tests have been completed by state labs and 135,079 tests have been reported by commercial labs. Numbers show that there are 1,748 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized with 349 of them on ventilators.
The total amount of coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region is 1,259 with 119 deaths reported.
Lafayette Parish: 419 cases, 17 deaths
St. Martin Parish: 190 cases, 12 deaths
Iberia Parish: 184 cases, 8 deaths
St. Mary Parish: 149 cases, 11 deaths
St. Landry Parish: 134 cases, 20 deaths
Acadia Parish: 110 cases, 7 deaths
Evangeline Parish: 43 cases
Vermilion Parish: 30 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 1,296. New Orleans continues to be the hardest-hit area of the state. The next update is due out tomorrow at noon.