LDH: Number of COVID-19 patients in state hospitals decreases overnight

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There has been an increase of 58 deaths in the state since Wednesday, Jan. 13.

There are 5,318 new coronavirus cases in the state, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The Louisiana Department of Health also reported that there have been 8,080 deaths total in the state from the novel coronavirus.

LDH says, “a backlog is included in today’s case and test count resulting from a newly on-boarded lab. This backlog includes 916 cases and 4,963 total tests. The cases date as far back as 11/9/20.”

There are now 320,462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

There are now 1,975 COVID-19 patients in hospitals which is down from 2,029 on Wednesday.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updated COVID-19 death numbers for parishes in the state:

Ascension – 124
East Baton Rouge – 626
Livingston – 139
Pointe Coupee – 60
Tangipahoa – 206
West Baton Rouge – 50
West Feliciana – 26

There have been a total of 4,805,202 total tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of January 11, 298,614 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing additional data about coronavirus deaths in the state:

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