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* 19 charts and graphs that show how St. Tammany has changed by COVID-19 throughout 2020 and into 2021
* Dashboard data current as of June 2021

COVID-19 in St. Tammany | Cases

As of June 29, 2021:

  • 21,791 confirmed positive cases
  • 26,444 total probable + confirmed cases
  • 398,047 tests administered
  • 8,150 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents
  • There have been fewer than 100 new cases each day for nearly four months, since early March.
  • Note: Due to a two month statewide backlog that was reported in mid November, total cases were drastically higher from November 17 th onward. Additionally, total cases going forward include both probable cases and confirmed cases.

COVID-19 in St. Tammany | Vaccinations

In St. Tammany, as of June 28, 2021:

  • 105,146 first doses of the COVID 19 vaccine have been administered.
    • 98,672 second doses have been administered.
  • 41.7% of the population has received at least one dose of the two part vaccine.
    • 39.1% of the population has received both doses.
  • St. Tammany has the 5th highest vaccination rate in the state.
  • With 34% of the state’s population fully vaccinated, Louisiana ranks 49th out of 50 states, only ahead of Mississippi.
  • The map to the right shows the full vaccination rate for each of Louisiana’s nine health regions.

Source: Louisiana Department of Health; St. Tammany Corporation Analysis

COVID-19 in St. Tammany | Mortality

As of June 29, 2021:

  • 528 deaths
  • 2.4% mortality rate (deaths as a proportion of confirmed cases)
  • For 26 consecutive days and counting, there have been
    no additional deaths attributed to COVID 19, the longest
    stretch since the beginning of the pandemic.
    Demographic Breakdown
    Race Deaths Cases Population (2018) Cases per 1,000
    Black 65 3,859 32,238 119.7
    White 459 19,808 215,496 91.9
    Other 4 1,769 10,377 170.5
    Unknown 0 734 N/A N/A


    • Number of initial claims for unemployment during the week ending 6/19/2021:


    • Number of initial claims for unemployment during the same week in 2020 (week ending 6/20/2020):


    • Average weekly number of initial claims, MarchDecember 2020:


    • Average weekly number of initial claims in 2021:


    Job Postings | Year-over-Year Comparison

    • Compared to 2019, job postings across all industries in St. Tammany were significantly lower from April to September 2020.
    • May 2021 continued the trend of higher job postings than all previous years and all previous months, with more than 8,400 unique job postings.
    • Jobs in highest demand continue to be registered nurses, truck drivers, and retail salespeople.

    Source: EMSI

    Changes in Consumer Spending

    As of May 30, 2021, total consumer spending in St. Tammany had increased to 37% higher than January 2020 levels.

    On the same day in 2020, consumer spending was down 3.3%, demonstrating a 40 percentage point improvement.

    Source: Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker

    Small Business Pulse

    According to a nationwide survey of small businesses conducted by the Census Bureau during the week of 6/14 – 6/20:

    • 68.6% of U.S. small businesses have experienced negative effects from the coronavirus pandemic.
    • 13.2% of U.S. small businesses experienced an increase in operating revenues in the last week. For responses collected 6/7 – 6/13, this statistic was 12.1%
    • 35.8% of U.S. small businesses believe they will need to identify and hire new employees in the next 6 months
    • 61.8% of U.S. Manufacturing Small Businesses experienced domestic supplier delays in the last week. The national average for this statistic was 36.7%
    • 39.1% of U.S. Wholesale Trade Small Businesses experienced foreign supplier delays in the last week. For responses collected 6/7 6/13, this statistic was 40.2%
    • 25.6% of U.S. Small Businesses have experienced a large negative effect from the coronavirus pandemic. For responses collected during the same week in 2020, this statistic was 38.2%

    Source: Census Bureau Small Business Pulse

    Gas Prices

    • As of June 29, 2021, the average fuel price in the U.S. is $3.11 per gallon, continuing last month’s trend of hovering above $3.00/gallon.
    • In May, national prices averaged $3.05.
    • Nationally, June’s prices are up 92¢ from the same time in 2020, when they were $2.18.
    • Prices were significantly lower in 2020 because of low demand due to lack of travel and daily commuting nationwide.


    Gas Prices

    • As of June 29, 2021, St. Tammany’s average fuel price is $2.698, lower than the state and about the same as the New Orleans Metro average of $2.699
    • In the New Orleans Metro, the average price is slightly up from May’s $2.671 but still lower than more than 95% of other metro areas in the U.S.
    • The state average fuel price is $2.739, the 2nd lowest average price in the nation.


    Gas Prices

    • The graph to the right shows the average gas prices in the New Orleans metro, state, and nation from late 2019, before we felt the initial effects of the pandemic on our economy, through the following 18 months until now.
    • Gas prices in the New Orleans metro are consistently lower than the state and nation. Prices steadily rose during the first quarter of the year and have continued to rise through the second quarter as more people feel comfortable increasing their road travel.


    Residential Travel Since Stay-at-Home Order

    Although the stay-at-home order is no longer in effect, people are still encouraged to limit their travel in order to stay safe.

    The purpose of the community mobility report is to give insight into key questions:

    • How have travel and mobility in St. Tammany been impacted by the pandemic?
    • How well has St. Tammany adhered to the stay-at-home order?
    • Where are people going when they aren’t going to work, going shopping, or doing leisure/entertainment activities?


    • Retail & Recreation: places like restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theaters
    • Grocery & Pharmacy: places like grocery markets, food warehouses, farmers markets, specialty food shops, drug stores, and pharmacies
    • Parks: places like national parks, public beaches, marinas, dog parks, plazas, and public gardens
    • Workplaces: places of work
    • Residential: places of residence
    • Negative percentages indicate reduction in travel

    Key Takeaways

    • St. Tammany has recorded more than 26,000 confirmed and probable COVID 19 cases and has surpassed 500 COVID related deaths over 14 months. However, daily new cases have stayed below 100 for three months, and for 26 consecutive days in June, there were no new COVID 19 deaths in St. Tammany. Relatedly, St. Tammany also continues to have one of the highest vaccination rates in the state.
    • So far in 2021, the average number of weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance in St. Tammany is less than a quarter of the 2020 average. The unemployment rate has remained below 6.0% in St. Tammany for seven consecutive months.
    • Nearly 70 of U.S. small businesses have experienced negative effects from the coronavirus pandemic, and although revenues are trending up, continue to face issues such as foreign and domestic supplier delays and the need to hire new staff.
    • Gas prices in the New Orleans Metro are among the lowest 5% of metro areas in the nation at a time when the national average fuel price has been sustained above $3.00 per gallon for the longest period since 2014.