BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – We are two days away from Christmas and the news from the Louisiana Department of Health is not good.
COVID-19 cases numbers continue to go up as the state saw over 2,000 cases for the second day in a row.
The number of COVID patients in hospitals went up to 306 overnight.
LDH is reporting 14,953 total COVID-19 deaths.
According to estimates from LDH, “the proportion of Omicron cases in our state is 84.6% for the week ending December 18.”
These numbers come two days after Gov. Edwards extended the Louisiana Public Health Emergency order.