More than 1,900 new COVID-19 cases in La. this weekend
NEW CASES THIS WEEKEND: Louisiana reported 1,937 new virus cases over the weekend. There were ten new deaths and an increase in hospitalizations and patients needing ventilators. LDH updated a more current figure of new cases later Sunday after removing duplicate returns from testing locations.
The state said 31% of new cases Sunday were people between ages 18 and 29. It is the fastest growing group.
No data was released Saturday because of the 4th of July holiday. Data Sunday reflects two days of tests.
CONTEXT compared to FRIDAY: The state reported 1,756 new cases Friday. The number of people hospitalized increased by 12. Twenty-three more people died from COVID-19. Compared to Thursday, when there were nearly 1,400 new cases reported.
The below map is provided by the state and is updated at noon daily; Cases released by hospitals or local governments during the day are not reported in the map until the next reporting deadline.
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 Sunday(7/5):
Ascension: 1,331 cases / 58 deaths
Assumption: 381 cases / 15 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 5,874 cases / 274 deaths
East Feliciana: 310 cases / 33 deaths
Iberville: 752 cases / 43 deaths
Livingston: 1,156 cases / 38 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 289 cases / 28 deaths
St. James: 404 cases / 29 deaths
Tangipahoa: 1,513 cases / 43 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 309 cases / 30 deaths
West Feliciana: 247 cases / 14 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.