Iberville Parish reported 36 additional COVID-19 cases this week

Louisiana reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 5,618 new cases. That’s down 40% from the previous week’s tally of 9,360 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Louisiana ranked 30th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 7.7% from the week before, with 436,694 cases reported. With 1.4% of the country’s population, Louisiana had 1.29% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 24 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Johns Hopkins University has been getting data on an erratic schedule from Louisiana, skewing week-to-week comparisons.