COVID-19 hospitalizations by race flip-flop between 2020 and 2021 at BRG


Baton Rouge General

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:

Image courtesy of Baton Rouge General

As of the last update by the Louisiana Department of Health, 10,900 have died from COVID-19 in the state.

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