May 17th Louisiana COVID-19 Update
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Sunday, May 17th.
There are now 34,432 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. That number is up 315 since yesterday.
Numbers show that there are 1,019 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized - 9 less than yesterday.
111 patients are on ventilators across the state. That is 12 less than yesterday.
The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 2,425 an increase of 12 since yesterday.
As of today, 22,608 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered. That's 2,292 more recovered patients since last week.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region is 2,030 (up 26 cases since yesterday) with 173 deaths reported (1 new death reported).
Lafayette Parish: 590 cases, 23 deaths
(Up 12 cases with zero new deaths reported since yesterday.)
Iberia Parish: 353 cases, 32 deaths
(One new case with 1 more death reported since yesterday.)
St. Martin Parish: 274 cases, 22 deaths
(Two more cases and no new deaths since yesterday.)
St. Mary Parish: 274 cases, 29 deaths
(5 new cases, no new deaths reported since yesterday.)
St. Landry Parish: 231 cases, 51 deaths
(One new case with no new deaths reported since yesterday)
Acadia Parish: 198 cases, 12 deaths
(Up 6 cases, one new death since yesterday.)
Evangeline Parish: 66 cases, 1 death
(No new cases since yesterday, no new deaths since yesterday.)
Vermilion Parish: 44 cases, 3 deaths
(No new cases since yesterday, There have now been three deaths since the count began. It is the first time..)
The numbers are updated and released every day at noon.