Hospitalizations on the rise Monday as La. reports more than 1,000 new COVID cases
MONDAY: The state reported another 1,413 cases since Friday, bringing the total to 453,351. The new cases included a backlog of 379 old tests, some dating back to May 2020, according to the state.
There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 10,293.
Hospitalizations rose to 337, and ventilator use dropped to 39.
The positivity rate on the latest tests was about 3.31 percent.
FRIDAY: The state reported another 523 cases, bringing the total to 451,955. There were nine additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 10,282.
Hospitalizations fell to 317, and ventilator use dropped to 42.
The positivity rate for Friday's tests was about 3.75 percent.
THURSDAY: The state reported another 791 cases, bringing the total to 451,476. There were 9 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 10,273.
Hospitalizations rose to 338, and ventilator use fell to 45.
The positivity rate for Thursday's test was about 3.9 percent.
WEDNESDAY: The state reported another 386 cases, bringing the total to 450,673. There were nine additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 10,264.
Hospitalizations fell to 325, and ventilator use remained at 49.
The positivity rate for Wednesday's tests was about 3.49 percent.
TUESDAY: The state reported another 442 cases, bringing the total to 450,279. There were 14 additional death, bringing the statewide toll to 10,255.
Hospitalizations rose to 330, and ventilator use rose to 49.
The positivity rate for Tuesday's tests was about 2.95 percent.
MONDAY: The state reported another 999 cases, bringing the total to 449,827. There were 25 additional deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 10,241.
Hospitalizations rose to 308, and ventilators use was up to 44.
The positivity rate for Monday's tests was about 2.86 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.
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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