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La. reports 898 new virus cases Friday; hospitalizations continue to fall statewide

16 hours 29 minutes 22 seconds ago Friday, February 26 2021 Feb 26, 2021 February 26, 2021 11:25 AM February 26, 2021 in Top Story
Source: WBRZ

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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. 

TUESDAY: Louisiana is reporting 1,393 new cases, bringing the total to 426,048. There were 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,503. 

Hospitalizations fell to 715, and ventilator use was down to 111.

The positivity rate on Tuesday's tests was about 5.15 percent.

MONDAY: Louisiana is reporting 468 new cases, bringing the total to 424,644. There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,477.

Patients in hospitals decreased to 740, and patients on ventilators decreased to 113. 

The positivity rate for Monday's tests was about 6.17 percent. 

WEEKEND: The state is reporting 1,909 new cases bringing the total to 424,176 statewide. Additionally, 26 more deaths were reported bringing that total to 9,466.

Hospitalizations decreased again, now at 756 with 120 patients on ventilators.

The positivity rate for the weekend's data was about 5.96 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 Friday(2/26):

Ascension: 10,937 cases / 147 deaths

Assumption: 2,084 cases / 34 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 35,471 cases / 734 deaths

East Feliciana: 2,984 cases / 106 deaths

Iberville: 3,432 cases / 91 deaths 

Livingston: 12,287 cases / 180 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 2,360 cases / 70 deaths 

St. Helena: 883 cases / 8 deaths

St. James: 1,843 cases / 49 deaths

Tangipahoa: 11,987 cases / 266 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 2,489 cases / 53 deaths

West Feliciana: 1,118 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.

Click here for more information from the CDC and LDH

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