La. reports 779 new virus cases, 33 deaths Thursday
THURSDAY: Louisiana is reporting 779 new cases, bringing the total to 427,689. There were 33 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,561.
Hospitalizations fell to 679, and ventilator use dropped to 100.
The positivity rate for Thursday's tests was about 1.40 percent.
WEDNESDAY: Louisiana is reporting 879 new cases, bringing the total to 426,925. There were 25 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,528.
Hospitalizations fell to 687, and ventilator use was down to 102.
Another 11,629 people reportedly recovered in the past week.
The positivity rate for Wednesday's tests was about 3.25 percent.
TUESDAY: Louisiana is reporting 1,393 new cases, bringing the total to 426,048. There were 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,503.
Hospitalizations fell to 715, and ventilator use was down to 111.
The positivity rate on Tuesday's tests was about 5.15 percent.
MONDAY: Louisiana is reporting 468 new cases, bringing the total to 424,644. There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,477.
Patients in hospitals decreased to 740, and patients on ventilators decreased to 113.
The positivity rate for Monday's tests was about 6.17 percent.
WEEKEND: The state is reporting 1,909 new cases bringing the total to 424,176 statewide. Additionally, 26 more deaths were reported bringing that total to 9,466.
Hospitalizations decreased again, now at 756 with 120 patients on ventilators.
The positivity rate for the weekend's data was about 5.96 percent.
FRIDAY: The state is reporting 430 new cases, bringing the total to 422,287. There were 34 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 9,440.
Hospitalizations fell to 806, and ventilator use decreased slightly to 128.
The positivity rate for Friday's tests was about 3.27 percent.
THURSDAY: The state is reporting 832 new cases, bringing the total to 421,846. There were 15 new deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,406.
Hospitalizations fell to 823, and ventilator use increased to 128.
WEDNESDAY: The state is reporting 605 new cases, bringing the total to 421,018. There were 66 new deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,391.
Hospitalizations fell to 849, and ventilator use dropped to 126.
Another 16,161 people were said to have recovered in the past week.
The positivity rate for Wednesday's tests was about 2.64 percent.
TUESDAY: No new data reported Tuesday due to state holiday.
The below map is provided by the state and is updated at noon Sunday-Friday; Cases released by hospitals or local governments during the day are not reported in the map until the next reporting deadline.
As of December 22, the state will begin to report vaccine information twice a week.
The tabs at the bottom of the map can be used to navigate limited information about the patients, including age groups.
Cumulative case counts by parish, as of Wednesday (2/24):
Ascension: 10,888 cases / 147 deaths
Assumption: 2,085 cases / 33 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 35,337 cases / 731 deaths
East Feliciana: 2,963 cases / 105 deaths
Iberville: 3,399 cases / 91 deaths
Livingston: 12,234 cases / 179 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 2,356 cases / 70 deaths
St. Helena: 876 cases / 8 deaths
St. James: 1,844 cases / 49 deaths
Tangipahoa: 11,936 cases / 264 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 2,475 cases / 53 deaths
West Feliciana: 1,105 cases / 31 deaths
The state has launched a hotline to answer the public's questions about the virus. Anyone looking to use the service can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to the network. Written answers can be answered online at www.la211help.org.
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