BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The number of COVID-19 patients at Baton Rouge General has quadrupled since the night before Christmas.

53 patients are now hospitalized with COVID-19 with 15 percent of those patients in the ICU. The hospital reports that 64is the average age of patients. 72 percent of the hospital’s patients are unvaccinated. 75 percent of the vaccinated patients have not received their booster shot.