Special Report

This is the Parish in the Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,056,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

In the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area, located in Louisiana, a total of 48,141 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,908 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 10,104 cases per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Shreveport-Bossier City is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader Shreveport metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Bossier Parish has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 14,267 infections in Bossier Parish, or 11,311 for every 100,000 people.

A relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean COVID-19 related fatalities per capita are higher in Bossier Parish than they are across all of the Shreveport area, however. There have been a total of 243 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Bossier Parish, compared to 284 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Shreveport-Bossier City metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 9, 2021.

These are all the parishes in Louisiana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Bossier Parish, LA 11,311 14,267 243 306
2 Caddo Parish, LA 10,798 26,818 304 755
3 Webster Parish, LA 10,583 4,194 285 113
4 De Soto Parish, LA 10,516 2,862 287 78