LDH reports 16,541 new cases since Friday, Baton Rouge named as hotspot

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Louisiana Department of Health reports 16,541 new COVID-19 cases with 50 new deaths since August 6.

Louisiana COVID-19 Breakdown:

  • 16,541 new cases since August 6 bringing the total of cases to 590,446.
  • 50 new deaths reported bringing the total to 11,260.
  • 2,720 COVID patients are currently in the hospital, about a 300 increase from August 6.
  • 318 COVID patients are on ventilators.

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, LDH reminds all to continue to mask up which will help stop the spread to put this pandemic behind us.

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