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More than 1,900 new COVID-19 cases in La. this weekend

5 hours 25 minutes 28 seconds ago Sunday, July 05 2020 Jul 5, 2020 July 05, 2020 11:00 AM July 05, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: WBRZ

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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.

Click here for more information from the CDC and LDH

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