La. reports 440 new virus cases Wednesday, another 4k recovered statewide
WEDNESDAY: The state is reporting 440 new cases Wednesday, a total of 162,645 since March. There were seven additional deaths for a total of 5,225.
Hospitalizations rose to 592, and ventilator use dropped slightly to 94.
Another 4,070 were said to have recovered from the virus in the past week.
TUESDAY: The state is reporting 730 new cases for a total of 162,214. There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 5,218.
Hospitalizations fell to 571, and ventilator use rose slightly to 96.
MONDAY: The state is reporting 249 new cases Monday for a total of 161,462 since March. There were nine additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 5,207.
Hospitalizations fell to 587, and ventilator used dropped to 93.
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.
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 Wednesday(9/23):
Ascension: 3,704 cases / 97 deaths
Assumption: 758 cases / 24 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 14,983 cases / 439 deaths
East Feliciana: 1,723 cases / 66 deaths
Iberville: 1,407 cases / 58 deaths
Livingston: 3,730 cases / 74 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 1,053 cases / 40 deaths
St. Helena: 410 cases / 4 death
St. James: 808 cases / 40 deaths
Tangipahoa: 4,416 cases / 117 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 900 cases / 41 deaths
West Feliciana: 711 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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