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Hospitalizations, ventilator use drop this weekend; 928 new COVID cases reported Sunday

17 hours 39 minutes 51 seconds ago Sunday, September 20 2020 Sep 20, 2020 September 20, 2020 12:00 PM September 20, 2020 in Top Story
Source: WBRZ

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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.

COMPARED TO FRIDAY: The state reported 976 new cases.  There were 29 additional deaths and hospitalizations were down along with a drop in the number of patients using a ventilator.

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 Sunday (9/20):

Ascension: 3,684 cases / 96 deaths

Assumption: 750 cases / 24 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 14,890 cases / 437 deaths

East Feliciana: 1,731 cases / 66 deaths

Iberville: 1,401 cases / 58 deaths 

Livingston: 3,710 cases / 73 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 1,041 cases / 40 deaths 

St. Helena: 398 cases / 4 death

St. James: 791 cases / 40 deaths

Tangipahoa: 4,376 cases / 117 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 886 cases / 41 deaths

West Feliciana: 682 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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