Dec. 27 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports 12,000 new cases over the weekend

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Dec. 27 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports 12,000 new cases over the weekend

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More than 14,900 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 12,164 new cases over the weekend, and 2,619 overnight.

An additional 17 deaths were also reported, which puts the current death total for the state at 14,970.

The total number of cases statewide is now 802,537.

There are currently 449 infected people hospitalized, and 27 of those patients are on ventilators.

The total number of vaccine doses administered is 4,777,551 while the number of completed vaccine series is 2,325,707 (as of Dec. 27).

According to the LDH, 69 percent of the cases verified from Dec. 9-15 were attributed to people unvaccinated, as are 82 percent of the deaths and 80 percent of the hospitalizations during that same time span.

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