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State reports 730 new virus cases Tuesday, decrease in hospitalizations

17 hours 21 minutes 7 seconds ago Tuesday, September 22 2020 Sep 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 11:10 AM September 22, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: WBRZ

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TUESDAY: The state is reporting 730 new cases for a total of 162,214. There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 5,218. 

Hospitalizations fell to 571, and ventilator use rose slightly to 96.

MONDAY: The state is reporting 249 new cases Monday for a total of 161,462 since March. There were nine additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 5,207.

Hospitalizations fell to 587, and ventilator used dropped to 93. 

SUNDAY: Hospitalizations and ventilator use dropped; New cases were at 928 for a total 161,219 coronavirus cases since March.  More than 145,000 have recovered.  There were 26 deaths reported Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total deaths in Louisiana from COVID-19 since March to 5,198.

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.

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 Tuesday(9/22):

Ascension: 3,693 cases / 97 deaths

Assumption: 758 cases / 24 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 14,960 cases / 439 deaths

East Feliciana: 1,718 cases / 66 deaths

Iberville: 1,402 cases / 58 deaths 

Livingston: 3,726 cases / 74 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 1,053 cases / 40 deaths 

St. Helena: 413 cases / 4 death

St. James: 806 cases / 40 deaths

Tangipahoa: 4,394 cases / 117 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 895 cases / 41 deaths

West Feliciana: 711 cases / 25 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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