La. reports 582 new COVID cases, fewer patients in hospitals Wednesday
WEDNESDAY: The state is reporting 582 new cases, a total of 431,771. There were 21 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,668.
Hospitalizations dropped to 588, and ventilator use fell to 78.
Another 7,491 people were said to have recovered in the past week.
The positivity rate on Wednesday's tests was around 2.40 percent.
TUESDAY: The state is reporting 770 new cases, a total of 431,271. There were 19 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll in to 9,647.
Hospitalizations were unchanged at 629, and ventilator use fell to 89.
The positivity rate for Tuesday's tests was about 2.94 percent.
MONDAY: The state is reporting 408 new cases, a total of 430,504 new cases. There were 20 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,628.
Hospitalizations dropped slightly to 629, and 91 patients were still on ventilators.
The positivity rate on Monday's tests was about 4.28 percent.
WEEKEND: Louisiana is reporting 1,502 new cases this weekend, bringing the total to 430,100. There were 21 additional deaths, bringing the total statewide death toll to 9,608.
Hospitalizations also decreased to 630, and ventilator is use now at 91.
FRIDAY: Louisiana is reporting 898 new cases, bringing the total to 428,592. There were 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,587.
Hospitalizations fell to 651, and ventilator use fell to 95.
The positivity rate on Friday's tests was about 3.45 percent.
THURSDAY: Louisiana is reporting 779 new cases, bringing the total to 427,689. There were 33 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,561.
Hospitalizations fell to 679, and ventilator use dropped to 100.
The positivity rate for Thursday's tests was about 1.40 percent.
WEDNESDAY: Louisiana is reporting 879 new cases, bringing the total to 426,925. There were 25 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 9,528.
Hospitalizations fell to 687, and ventilator use was down to 102.
Another 11,629 people reportedly recovered in the past week.
The positivity rate for Wednesday's tests was about 3.25 percent.
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.
As of December 22, the state will begin to report vaccine information twice a week.
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(3/2):
Ascension: 11,012 cases / 148 deaths
Assumption: 2,091 cases / 34 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 35,727 cases / 740 deaths
East Feliciana: 3,014 cases / 106 deaths
Iberville: 3,460 cases / 91 deaths
Livingston: 12,401 cases / 182 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 2,372 cases / 70 deaths
St. Helena: 882 cases / 8 deaths
St. James: 1,854 cases / 49 deaths
Tangipahoa: 12,031 cases / 270 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 2,514 cases / 53 deaths
West Feliciana: 1,111 cases / 31 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.