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La. reports about 3,600 additional virus cases Tuesday, nearly half of them from backlogged tests

6 hours 58 minutes 11 seconds ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 August 04, 2020 11:14 AM August 04, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: WBRZ

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TUESDAY: Louisiana is reporting 3,614 additional cases Tuesday, with 1,741 of those being backlogged cases from as far back as May 28. The state is reporting 27 additional deaths for a total of 3,937.

Hospitalizations were down by nine to 1,487. Patients on ventilators increased by 10.

Louisiana will remain in the so-called 'Phase 2' of re-opening until August 28.  There are no changes to restrictions.  

MONDAY: The state is reporting 1,100 new cases Monday, a total of 120,846. There were 17 additional deaths for a total of 3,910. 

Hospitalizations fell by 38, down to 1,496. Ventilator use increased by nine, up to 230 Monday.

OVER THE WEEKEND: Weekend coronavirus case information is reported around noon and made up of data from both Saturday and Sunday since the state does not update on Saturdays.

As of Sunday, there were 119,747 cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana since March.  The state reported 3,477 new cases since Friday.  Hospitalizations dropped to 1,534 and there was one less person needing a ventilator: 221.  Fifty-eight more people died since Friday, bringing the death toll to 3,893. 

The below map is provided by the state and is updated at noon daily; 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 the Tuesday (8/4):

Ascension: 2,681 cases / 71 deaths

Assumption: 557 cases / 20 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 11,444 cases / 329 deaths

East Feliciana: 532 cases / 35 deaths

Iberville: 1,170 cases / 47 deaths 

Livingston: 2,718 cases / 49 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 747 cases / 32 deaths 

St. Helena: 247 cases / 1 death

St. James: 667 cases / 32 deaths

Tangipahoa: 3,223 cases / 63 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 675 cases / 36 deaths

West Feliciana: 328 cases / 16 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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