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About 50K active coronavirus cases in Louisiana, state health expert says

1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 August 04, 2020 3:41 PM August 04, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - State officials say Louisiana currently has thousands of known, active coronavirus cases as of Tuesday.

During Governor Edwards' news conference, Dr. Alex Billioux with the Department of Health said the state has about 50,000 active cases, or cases involving someone who isn't yet free of the illness. That's more than a third of the state's total of about 124,000 cases reported since the onset of the outbreak in March. 

That announcement comes on heels of an increase in new coronavirus cases over the past month. The state has also increased testing in that time, with more than 600,000 conducted statewide in July alone. 

The state also says the number of patients hospitalized with the virus has decreased by more than 100 in the past eight days.

You can find the state's latest coronavirus data by clicking here.

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