More patients on ventilators Tuesday as La. reports 885 new virus cases
TUESDAY: The state is reporting 885 new cases, bringing the total to 180,991 statewide. There were 18 additional deaths, a total of 5,666.
Hospitalizations fell to 600, and ventilator use jumped to 91.
MONDAY: The state is reporting 222 new cases Monday, a total of 180,069. There were 17 additional deaths, bringing the total to 5,648.
Hospitalizations rose to 609, and ventilator use rose to 71.
Weekend: The state reported 974 cases over the weekend, bringing the statewide total to 179,842. There were 17 additional deaths, a total of 5,631.
Hospitalizations fell to 596 and ventilator use up 66.
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 (10/27):
Ascension: 4,146 cases / 99 deaths
Assumption: 799 cases / 24 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 16,092 cases / 458 deaths
East Feliciana: 1,796 cases / 78 deaths
Iberville: 1,475 cases / 61 deaths
Livingston: 4,216 cases / 79 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 1,138 cases / 42 deaths
St. Helena: 437 cases / 4 death
St. James: 841 cases / 40 deaths
Tangipahoa: 5,004 cases / 126 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 970 cases / 42 deaths
West Feliciana: 757 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.