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Louisiana Overview

Last updated January 21, 2021 1:00 pm ET
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When Louisiana reports no data, several days of data, or unusual data (such as decreases in values that should increase), our volunteers note it here on the date the anomaly occurred. We also note here changes in our own methodology that affect the data.

Louisiana reports probable deaths on a weekly basis.

Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Confirmed cases from Total tests (PCR) in the absence of better data.

On January 17, 2021, Louisiana announced that their deaths reflected deaths reported to the Louisiana Department of Health since January 14, 2021.

On January 15, 2021, Louisiana announced on their COVID-19 Dashboard that deaths will not be updated due to a system error. As a result, we were unable to update Deaths (confirmed and probable), Deaths (confirmed), and Deaths (probable).

On January 14, 2021, Louisiana announced that their data included a backlog of 916 cases dating back to November 11, 2020, and 4963 tests.

On December 25, 2020, Louisiana announced on their COVID-19 dashboard that there would be no update to their data on December 25, 2020 due to the Christmas holiday. On January 1, 2020, they noted that there would be no update to their data on January 1, 2002, due to the New Years holiday.

On December 2, 2020, Louisiana reported a backlog of 1551 cases. As a result, not all new cases reported on December 2, 2020 were reported in the previous 24 hour period.

On December 1, 2020, Louisiana reported that due to a processing error, data reported on December 1 also includes data from November 29-30.

On November 26, 2020, Louisiana announced on their COVID-19 dashboard that there would be no update to their data on November 26, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

On November 20, 2020, Louisiana reported a backlog of 2,538 cases, with specimen collection dates ranging from 9/12-11/18, in its total cases. As a result, not all new cases reported on November 20, 2020 were identified in the previous 24 hour period.

On November 13, 2020, Louisiana started reporting antigen and molecular tests separately on the state's dashboard.

On November 11, 2020, Louisiana did not update their COVID-19 Dashboard in observance of Veterans Day. As a result, no data was updated.

On August 30 Louisiana's reported data included 532 older cases that had not previously been reported; these cases had specimen collection dates ranging back to July 1.

On August 26, 2020, Louisiana started reporting Probable cases, this caused a notable increase in Total cases.

On June 19, 2020, Louisiana's data changed due to deduplication and the state's removal of out-of-state cases.

Between April 20 and April 24, 2020, Louisiana did not report testing data from commercial labs due to a state review of data.