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Parish reports 10th death due to COVID-19

Washington Parish has seen its 10th death due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Health.

The parish had reported 173 cases and 10 deaths, according to the Wednesday update. On Tuesday, Washington Parish had reported 162 cases and nine deaths.

The LDH said at noon Wednesday that the state had seen 21,951 cases of COVID-19, and 1,103 reported deaths. On Tuesday at noon, there had been 21,518 cases and 1,013 deaths.

The increase between Tuesday’s statewide update and Wednesday’s update was an additional 433 cases and an additional 90 deaths.

There had been 924 cases in St. Tammany Parish, with 60 deaths, and 418 cases in Tangipahoa Parish, with 15 deaths.

The LDH said at noon Wednesday that there had been 5,817 tests completed by the state laboratory, and another 116,111 tests reported to the state by commercial labs — a total of 121,928 tests. There had been 118,422 tests reported in Tuesday’s update.

The state also reported that there were 1,943 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals, with 425 of those patients on ventilators. Tuesday’s report listed 1,977 patients and 436 ventilators in use.

There had been 477 tests reported from Washington Parish, as of Wednesday’s update.

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