LDH: Numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospitals continue to rise in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Department of Health reports 4,778 new COVID cases, 44 new deaths, and 2,247 COVID patients currently in the hospital.

Here is the breakdown of COVID in Louisiana:

  • 4,778 new cases bringing the total to 562,319 cases
  • 44 new deaths, bringing the total for the state to 11,129 deaths
  • 2,247 patients are currently in the hospital fighting COVID-19
  • 224 COVID patients are on ventilators
  • 90% of the cases from July 15 to July 21 are from not fully vaccinated individuals
  • 85% of deaths from July 15 to July 21 are from not fully vaccinated individuals
  • 89% of current COVID hospitalizations are from not fully vaccinated individuals.

Wednesday’s numbers from the Louisiana Department come one day after the state reached an all time high in hospitalizations.

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