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