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26 parishes in Louisiana now have coronavirus cases

Three people died due to the disease - two in Orleans Parish and a third in St. James Parish, bringing the state's total number of dead to 10.

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana reported cases of COVID-19 increased by 112 Thursday to 392 cases, a 40% increase compared to Wednesday's total of 280. 

Three people died due to the disease - two in Orleans Parish and a third in St. James Parish, bringing the state's total number of dead to 10.

The Louisiana Department of Health says 26 of the state's 64 parishes have now reported at least one positive case of COVID-19, an increase from 17 Wednesday.

The age range with the most cases in the state is 40-49 years old.

LDH says 53% of the confirmed cases were female and 47% confirmed cases were male.

The vast majority of cases in Louisiana are in Orleans and Jefferson parishes where Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that the virus was on track to outpace the area's healthcare capacity by as early as next week. Orleans Parish reports 249 cases, and Jefferson Parish reports 69 cases.

Edwards said earlier this week that health officials expect a spike in Louisiana's reported number of cases as more test results return. 

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