LDH confirms 3,308 total deaths due to COVID-19, 78,122 confirmed cases

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There are now 78,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The Louisiana Department of Health also reported that there have been 3,308 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 1,243 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 134 of those patients are on ventilators.

There have been a total of 934,995 state and commercial lab tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, July, 7, 46,334 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

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