LDH confirms 2,617 total deaths due to COVID-19, 38,497 confirmed cases


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There are now confirmed 38,497 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 2,617 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

That is an increase of 21 deaths in the state since Tuesday, May 26.

The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 798 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 100 of those patients are on ventilators.

There have been a total of 347,647 state and commercial lab tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Sunday, May 24, 28,700 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health has provided additional data about coronavirus deaths in the state:

Picture courtesy of Louisiana Department of Health

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