The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Tuesday, May 5th.

There are now 29,996 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. That number is up 323 since yesterday.

Numbers show that there are 1,512 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized- an increase of 10 since yesterday.

194 patients are on ventilators across the state. That is a decrease of 26 since yesterday.

The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 2,042, an increase of 51 since yesterday.

As of today, 20,316 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered.


The total number of coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region is 1,643 (up 44 cases since yesterday) with 144 deaths reported (3 new deaths reported).

Lafayette Parish: 473 cases, 20 deaths (Up five cases with no new deaths reported since yesterday.)
Iberia Parish: 274 cases, 23 deaths (Up four cases with one new death reported since yesterday.)
St. Martin Parish: 247 cases, 19 deaths (Up 3 cases and 1 death since yesterday.)
St. Mary Parish: 212 cases, 23 deaths (No new deaths reported since yesterday.)

St. Landry Parish: 198 cases, 47 deaths (Up 7 cases with two new deaths reported since yesterday)
Acadia Parish: 136 cases, 10 deaths (Two new cases and with no new deaths reported since yesterday.)

Evangeline Parish: 63 cases, 1 death (Up three cases and no new deaths since yesterday.)
Vermilion Parish: 40 cases, 1 death (Up two cases and no new deaths since yesterday.)

The numbers are updated and released everyday at noon.


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