BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A little over one week ago, Baton Rouge General altered their visitation policy.
A look at last year’s inpatient numbers versus this year and you can understand why this decision was made by the hospital.
BRG broke down the differences below:
- In last July’s surge, there was a spike but it wasn’t as drastic
- We started last July with 37 inpatients and hit a high of 71 on July 20
- We started this July with 10 inpatients and today, we have hit that same number (71)
The hospital further broke down hospitalizations by race and age group:
As of the last update by the Louisiana Department of Health, 10,900 have died from COVID-19 in the state.