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.

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As of Thursday, June 17, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following coronavirus cases for the state:

  • 476,467 total cases - 335 new cases
  • 10,660 total deaths - 7 new deaths
  • 284 patients in hospitals
  • 42 patients on ventilators

“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, June 17:

Current phase of distribution: everyone 12 and older

Vaccine Series Initiated - 1,715,067

Total Doses Administered - 3,148,810

Providers Enrolled - 2,369

Completed Vaccine Series - 1,550,317

Vaccine Doses Administered since previous update - 29,098

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the following MIS-C cases, as of 06/17/2021:

Confirmed Cases: 151

Deaths: 6

Age Range: 0-20

Median Age: 8

Gender: Female 56 (37%) | Male 95 (63%)

Clinical Status: Hospitalized 1 (0.7%) Discharged 144 (95.3%) | Died 6 (4.0%)

Race: Asian 3 (2.0%) Black 76 (50.3%) Other 17 (11.3%) White 55 (36.4%) Unknown 0

Ethnicity: Hispanic 29 (19.2%) Non-Hispanic 122 (80%)

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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