ONE-STOP-SHOP: Stats, links related to COVID-19

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ONE-STOP-SHOP: Stats, links related to COVID-19
COVID-19 (Source: WAFB)

LOUISIANA (WAFB) - This is your one-stop-shop guide to everything you need to know about the impact of COVID-19. Categories are listed alphabetically. If you have questions, Louisiana has a statewide call network. Please call 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211. If you are stressed out and need help from a free, confidential crisis counselor text REACHOUT to 741741.

As of Friday, April 16, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following coronavirus cases for the state:

  • 451,955 total cases - 523 new cases
  • 10,282 total deaths - 9 new deaths
  • 317 patients in hospitals - decrease of 21 patients
  • 42 patients on ventilators - decrease of 3 patients
  • 429,935 patients recovered - no change

“Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count,” LDH says.

LOUISIANA VACCINE INFORMATION (Updated on Mondays and Thursdays)

As of Thursday, April 15:

Current Phase of Distribution - Everyone 16+

Vaccine Series Initiated - 1,410,286

Total Doses Administered - 2,355,822

Providers Enrolled - 2,241

Completed Vaccine Series - 1,035,070

Vaccine Doses Administered since previous update - 100,522

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the following MIS-C cases, as of April 7, 2021:

Confirmed Cases: 142

Deaths: 6

Age Range: 0-20

Median Age: 7

Gender: Female 51 (35.9%) | Male 91 (64.1%)

Clinical Status: Hospitalized 1 (0.7%) Discharged 135 (95.1%) | Died 6 (4.2%)

Race: Asian 3 (2.1%) Black 70 (49.3%) Other 16 (11.3%) White 53 (37.3%) Unknown 0

Ethnicity: Hispanic 27 (19%) Non-Hispanic 115 (81%)

If all of this is a bit overwhelming and you need to lighten your mood, head on over to our section called Reason to Smile. We’re posting uplifting stories and sharing what real people are doing to keep finding joy in everyday life. We also have a corresponding Facebook group.







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