The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Thursday, May 21st.

There are now 36,504 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. That number is up 1,188 since yesterday. Of those cases, 682 (62%) are from labs that are reporting for the first time, with cases stretching as far back as 3/25/20.

Numbers show that there are 884 reported COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized - 47 fewer than yesterday.

107 patients are on ventilators across the state. That is 3 fewer than yesterday.

The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 2,506 an increase of 21 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 2,234 (up 101 cases since yesterday) with 180 deaths reported (3 new deaths reported).

Lafayette Parish: 631 cases, 23 deaths

(Up 24 cases with zero new deaths reported since yesterday.)

Iberia Parish: 384 cases, 35 deaths

(Up 25 new cases with no more deaths reported since yesterday.)

St. Martin Parish: 287 cases, 22 deaths

(Up 12 new cases and no new deaths since yesterday.)

St. Mary Parish: 288 cases, 29 deaths

(Up 7 new cases, no new deaths reported since yesterday.)

St. Landry Parish: 244 cases, 52 deaths

(Up 5 new cases with no new deaths reported since yesterday)

Acadia Parish: 269 cases, 15 deaths

(Up 7 new cases, 3 new deaths since yesterday.)

Evangeline Parish: 83 cases, 1 death

(Up 16 new cases since yesterday, no new deaths since yesterday.)

Vermilion Parish: 50 cases, 3 deaths

(Up 5 new cases 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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