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La. reports 976 new virus cases Friday, hospitalizations down

17 hours 48 minutes 41 seconds ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 September 18, 2020 11:05 AM September 18, 2020 in Top Story
Source: WBRZ

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FRIDAY: The state is reporting 976 new cases for a total of 160,283.  There were 29 additional deaths, a total of 5,172 Friday. 

Hospitalizations were down to 647, and ventilator use was down to 104.

THURSDAY: The state is reporting 500 new cases, a total of 159,304.  There were 17 additional deaths for a total of 5,143 statewide. 

Hospitalizations fell to 663 and ventilator use dropped to 106.

WEDNESDAY: The state is reporting 508 new cases Wednesday, a total of 158,826. There were 18 additional deaths for a total of 5,126.

Hospitalizations rose to 678, and ventilator use was up to 107.

Another 5,130 were said to have recovered since last week.

TUESDAY: The state is reporting 426 new cases for a total  of 158,318. There were 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 5,082.

Hospitalizations rose slightly to 667, and ventilator use was down to 99.

MONDAY: The state is reporting 497 new cases, a total of 157,947. There were 17 additional deaths for a total of 5,082. 

Hospitalizations fell to 664, and ventilator use was down slightly to 105

SUNDAY: There were 1,353 new COVID-19 cases reported since Friday.  There were 33 more deaths since last week, bringing the total deaths in Louisiana of coronavirus since March to 5,065.  Hospitalizations dropped from 723 to 680 and patients needing ventilators were down to 107 from 117 last week. 

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 Friday(9/18):

Ascension: 3,657 cases / 96 deaths

Assumption: 740 cases / 24 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 14,813 cases / 436 deaths

East Feliciana: 1,713 cases / 66 deaths

Iberville: 1,403 cases / 58 deaths 

Livingston: 3,677 cases / 73 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 1,037 cases / 40 deaths 

St. Helena: 399 cases / 4 death

St. James: 792 cases / 40 deaths

Tangipahoa: 4,365 cases / 116 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 878 cases / 41 deaths

West Feliciana: 678 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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