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State has reported more than 21,000 cases

The state of Louisiana has seen more than 21,000 cases of COVID-19, according to statistics released Monday by the Louisiana Department of Health.

The LDH said at noon Monday that there had been 21,016 reported cases of COVID-19, and 884 deaths. On Sunday at noon, there had been 20,595 cases and 840 deaths reported.

Washington Parish had reported 156 cases and eight deaths, according to the Monday update. On Sunday, the parish had reported 147 cases and seven deaths.

The increase between Sunday’s statewide update and Monday’s update was an additional 421 cases and an additional 44 deaths.

There had been 881 cases in St. Tammany Parish, with 48 deaths, and 352 cases in Tangipahoa Parish, with 11 deaths.

The LDH said at noon Monday that there had been 5,589 cases completed by the state laboratory, and another 102,502 tests reported to the state by commercial labs — a total of 108,091 tests. There had been 104,045 tests reported in Sunday’s update.

The state also reported that there were 2,134 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals, with 461 of those patients on ventilators. Sunday’s reported listed 2,084 patients and 458 ventilators in use.

There had been 410 tests reported from Washington Parish, as of Monday’s update.

The LDH releases updated statistics each day at noon. For complete statistics, visit the LDH online at ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.