COVID-19 Snapshot: July 13, 2020 Update

More Tests Positive as All Regions Increase

1,705 New Cases | 7 Deaths
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All regions continue to show an increase of new cases per 100,000 residents.
The graphs in this report show the number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a 14- day period, which is a method used by the state. By calculating the cases according to population in this way, the results from region to region are easier to compare to determine the severity of the outbreak.
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14 Day Look-Back
PAR uses an average of new cases over a three-day period to smooth out irregularities that could be related to reporting inconsistencies. (LDH also uses multiple-day averaging.) Then, a statistically derived trendline – in the form of a straight line — is fitted to the data to gauge whether cases are increasing, decreasing or have reached a plateau, according to the CDC definition for each.
COVID-19 Testing:
Governor John Bel Edwards and his team wanted to increase testing for infection so that at least 140,000 tests would be conducted per month in Louisiana and hopefully as many as 200,000. Combining results from both state and commercial labs, Louisiana has ramped up testing capacity.
Positive cases as a percentage have been increasing overall and the last 14 days also show an uptick.
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