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COVID-19 in SWLA: Jan. 20, 2022

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Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 12:17 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID updates at noon, Monday through Friday.

In a statement on the COVID-19 dashboard, the LDH said, “In accordance with CDC methodology, total and new reinfections are now included in statewide total and new cases.” The state added on Twitter that, “Parish and regional level COVID case data are not impacted at this time.”

According to the LDH, those not fully vaccinated accounted for 68% of cases from Jan. 6 to Jan. 12 and 57% of deaths from Jan. 6 to Jan. 12.

Vaccination data consist of the latest update from the LDH

Click HERE if unable to see the state dashboard.

COVID-19 IN LOUISIANA

· 14,706 new cases.

· 37 new deaths.

· 1,875 new reinfections (Per the LDH: Defined as a positive viral COVID-19 test in an individual with a previous positive test at least 90 days prior).

· 2,367 patients hospitalized (63 more than previous update).

· 72% of current COVID hospitalizations are those not fully vaccinated.

· 50.85 percent of population vaccinated.

COVID-19 IN REGION 5

· 727 new cases.

· 3 new deaths.

· 146 patients hospitalized (7 more than previous update).

· 38.32 percent of population vaccinated.

CALCASIEU (REGION 5)

· 514 new cases.

· 1 new death.

· 40.49 percent of population vaccinated.

ALLEN (REGION 5)

· 58 new cases.

· 1 new death.

· 29.3 percent of population vaccinated.

BEAUREGARD (REGION 5)

· 91 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

· 32.66 percent of population vaccinated.

CAMERON (REGION 5)

· 7 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

· 32.8 percent of population vaccinated.

JEFF DAVIS (REGION 5)

· 57 new cases.

· 1 new death.

· 39.73 percent of population vaccinated.

VERNON (REGION 6)

· 110 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

· 33.28 percent of population vaccinated.

FCI OAKDALE

· 353 active cases among inmates.

· 17 active cases among staff members.

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