The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Monday, May 18th.

There are now 34,709 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. That number is up 277 since yesterday.

Numbers show that there are 1,031 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized - 12 more than yesterday.

118 patients are on ventilators across the state. That is 7 more than yesterday.

The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 2,440 an increase of 15 since yesterday.

As of today, 26,249 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered. That's 3,641 more recovered patients since last week.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the Acadiana region is 2,105 (up 75 cases since yesterday) with 174 deaths reported (1 new death reported).

Lafayette Parish: 598 cases, 23 deaths

(Up 8 cases with zero new deaths reported since yesterday.)

Iberia Parish: 355 cases, 33 deaths

(Two new cases with 1 more death reported since yesterday.)

St. Martin Parish: 274 cases, 22 deaths

(Zero new cases and no new deaths since yesterday.)

St. Mary Parish: 275 cases, 29 deaths

(1 new case, no new deaths reported since yesterday.)

St. Landry Parish: 235 cases, 51 deaths

(Four new cases with no new deaths reported since yesterday)

Acadia Parish: 257 cases, 12 deaths

(Up 59 cases, no new deaths since yesterday.)

Evangeline Parish: 66 cases, 1 death

(No new cases since yesterday, no new deaths since yesterday.)

Vermilion Parish: 45 cases, 3 deaths

(1 new case since yesterday, No new deaths since yesterday)

The numbers are updated and released every day at noon.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic:

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