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Louisiana COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Tuesday August 04 2020, Louisiana had 124,461 cases of COVID-19 and 4,051 deaths. Over the past week, Louisiana was finding 1,918 new cases per day on average and recording 34.1 deaths per day. Data for Louisiana is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare Louisiana COVID-19 data to other states.

Louisiana average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in Louisiana is 1,917.6. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Sunday July 26 2020 at 2,266.9 and is now 349.3 lower (15.41%). From a post peak low of 1,561.3 on Monday August 03 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Louisiana has now grown by 356.3 (22.82%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 2261.0. Reported Louisiana testing per million residents per day is 5333.3.

Louisiana average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Louisiana is 34.1. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Saturday April 18 2020 at 65.9 and is now 31.7 lower (48.16%). From a post peak low of 10.6 on Monday June 15 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Louisiana has now grown by 23.6 (222.97%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
08/04/20 124,461 26,773 1,918 412.5
08/03/20 120,846 25,995 1,561 335.9
08/02/20 119,747 25,759 1,739 374.1
08/01/20 116,280 25,013 1,792 385.5
07/31/20 116,280 25,013 1,792 385.5
07/30/20 114,481 24,626 1,833 394.3
07/29/20 112,773 24,259 1,917 412.4
07/28/20 111,038 23,885 2,065 444.2
07/27/20 109,917 23,644 2,146 461.7
07/26/20 107,574 23,140 2,267 487.6
07/25/20 103,734 22,314 2,163 465.4
07/24/20 103,734 22,314 2,163 465.4
07/23/20 101,650 21,866 2,177 468.3
07/22/20 99,354 21,372 2,175 467.8
07/21/20 96,583 20,776 2,077 446.8

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Louisiana

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
08/04/20 4,051 871.4 34.1 7.3
08/03/20 4,024 865.6 34.0 7.3
08/02/20 4,007 861.9 34.9 7.5
08/01/20 3,949 849.5 33.4 7.2
07/31/20 3,949 849.5 33.4 7.2
07/30/20 3,925 844.3 34.1 7.3
07/29/20 3,883 835.3 30.4 6.5
07/28/20 3,812 820.0 29.1 6.3
07/27/20 3,786 814.4 30.6 6.6
07/26/20 3,763 809.5 31.4 6.8
07/25/20 3,715 799.1 29.4 6.3
07/24/20 3,715 799.1 29.4 6.3
07/23/20 3,686 792.9 28.7 6.2
07/22/20 3,670 789.5 29.9 6.4
07/21/20 3,608 776.1 23.3 5.0

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Louisiana

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
08/04/20 1,449,857 311,878 24,793 5,333 7.7%
08/03/20 1,393,910 299,843 19,127 4,114 8.2%
08/02/20 1,379,440 296,731 20,882 4,492 8.3%
08/01/20 1,342,243 288,729 20,360 4,380 8.8%
07/31/20 1,342,243 288,729 20,360 4,380 8.8%
07/30/20 1,317,390 283,383 20,360 4,380 9.0%
07/29/20 1,295,131 278,595 20,319 4,371 9.4%
07/28/20 1,276,304 274,545 21,906 4,712 9.4%
07/27/20 1,260,022 271,043 22,443 4,828 9.6%
07/26/20 1,233,264 265,287 23,423 5,038 9.7%
07/25/20 1,199,726 258,073 22,255 4,787 9.7%
07/24/20 1,199,726 258,073 22,255 4,787 9.7%
07/23/20 1,174,868 252,725 21,533 4,632 10.1%
07/22/20 1,152,901 248,000 21,672 4,662 10.0%
07/21/20 1,122,962 241,560 20,930 4,502 9.9%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.