LDH confirms 1,802 total deaths due to COVID-19, 27,660 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 27,660 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 1,802 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus, an increase of 44 since the numbers were reported yesterday.

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 1,629 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 244 of those patients are on ventilators.

As of Sunday, April 26, 17,303 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

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