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.