COVID-19 death toll inches up to 840
(BATON ROUGE) – The latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health show 840 deaths from COVID-19. Orleans and Jefferson Parishes continue to account for the majority of those who have been affected.
The updated figures on Sunday, April 12, show 20,595 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all 64 parishes in the state.
According to the department, 235 deaths were recorded in Orleans Parish, while 173 dead were counted in Jefferson Parish. That means roughly half of the dead, or 408 victims, have come from Region 1 with 5.600 cases reported in New Orleans and 4,990 in Jefferson Parish.
Data shows 2,084 patients are in hospitals now and of that number, 458 are on ventilators.
As of Sunday, 232 deaths were recorded in Orleans Parish, while 170 dead were counted in Jefferson Parish. That means that nearlly half of the dead come from Region 1. Of that number, an alarming 70% of the dead have come from the African-American community despite the fact they constitute only 32% of the population.
With 20,014 cases confirmed from across all 64 parishes in Louisiana, data shows 2,067 patients are in hospitals now and of that number, 470 are on ventilators.