The Louisiana Department of Health reported 3,738 #COVID19 cases yesterday, a two day total. The total number of cases reported to the state is 286,145. 94% of the cases were community spread. 6% of the cases were in congregate settings. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (16%) account for 34% of the cases. There were 48 deaths reported since Friday, bringing the current total death count to 7,042. With yesterday’s COVID-19 update, Louisiana surpassed 7,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the first death was reported on March 14. This death toll is higher than the number of deaths caused by accidents, stroke and diabetes combined in Louisiana in 2017 (the most recent year for which the CDC has published data). In 2017, only heart disease (11,260) and cancer (9,513) took the lives of more Louisianans than COVID-19 has in 9 months of 2020.