BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has moved its weekly COVID-19 reporting to Wednesdays.

LDH says the move will begin next week due to the state being in a different stage of the pandemic. As of Friday, 277 new COVID-19 cases were reported to the state. 173 people are on ventilators and 71 of the new cases reported are re-infections.

LDH also reports that six people have died from COVID-19 since Oct. 13. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and LDH recommend anyone six months and older get vaccinated.

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LDH says anyone without a provider or insurance can be tested at their local parish health unit or community clinic. Find a list of health units in East Baton Rouge parish here