May 19 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana cases reach 35,038 with 2,458 deaths


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

The total number of cases statewide reached 35,038.

The latest tally sets the death total at 2,458.

Of the 35,038 cases in Louisiana right now, 1,004 of those infected people are currently hospitalized, and 112 of those patients are currently on ventilators.

LDH believes more than 26,000 Louisianans have recovered from the coronavirus.

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Jefferson Parish has now surpassed Orleans Parish in coronavirus cases.

Jefferson Parish now has 7,095 cases and 429 deaths, while Orleans Parish has 6,869 confirmed cases, with 494 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 Wednesday at noon.


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