There are now confirmed 18,283 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 702 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus, an increase of 50 since the department released its previous numbers yesterday. .
The numbers, released daily at noon on the Louisiana Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, also indicated that 2,014 people are currently hospitalized in Louisiana as a result of the coronavirus and 473 of those patients are on ventilators.
63 of 64 parishes are reporting at least one case of the coronavirus.