Parish has seen 100 cases of COVID-19

Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Washington Parish has seen at least 100 reported cases of COVID-19, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Health.

The LDH reported at noon Tuesday that there had been 100 reported cases in Washington Parish, with two deaths confirmed — the state had reported 92 cases and two deaths in its Monday update.

The state of Louisiana had reported 16,284 cases and 582 deaths, according to the Tuesday update. On Monday at noon, there had been 14,867 cases reported, and 512 deaths.

As of Tuesday, there had been 63 parishes that had reported at least one case of COVID-19, out of 64 parishes in the state. Only Tensas Parish had yet to see a case.

The increase between Monday’s and Tuesday’s updates was an additional 1,417 cases and an additional 70 deaths.

There had been 700 reported cases in St. Tammany Parish, with 17 deaths, and 238 cases in Tangipahoa Parish, with three deaths.

The LDH said at noon Tuesday that there had been 4,609 tests completed by the state laboratory, and another 70,046 tests reported to the state by commercial labs — a total of 74,655 tests. There had been 69,166 tests reported in Monday’s update.

The state also reported that there were 1,996 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, with 519 of those patients on ventilators.

There had been 320 tests reported from Washington Parish, as of Tuesday’s update.

Comparing deaths to cases, the state reported 16,284 cases and 582 deaths — a ratio of 3.6 percent. Comparing overall tests to cases/positive tests, the state reported 74,655 tests and 16,284 cases — a ratio of 21.8 percent.

The LDH releases updated statistics each day at noon. For complete statistics, visit the LDH online at