May 16 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana cases reach 34,117 with 2,413 deaths

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NEW ORLEANS – More than 2,300 people have died from COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana.

The total number of cases statewide reached 34,117.

The latest tally sets the death total at 2,413.

Of the 34,117 cases in Louisiana right now, 1,028 of those infected people are currently hospitalized, and 123 of those patients are currently on ventilators.

LDH believes more than 22,600 Louisianans have recovered from the coronavirus.

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Jefferson Parish has now surpassed Orleans Parish in coronavirus cases.

Jefferson Parish now has 6,982 cases and 427 deaths, while Orleans Parish has 6,781 confirmed cases, with 495 deaths.

The pair of metro parishes have led the state with the highest numbers of cases and deaths since almost day one of the coronavirus crisis in Louisiana.

The next update will come on Sunday at noon.


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