LDH reports 46 new deaths due to COVID-19 and close to 3,000 new cases overnight

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As of Dec. 24, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 68 new deaths due to the coronavirus.

There has been an increase of 46 deaths in the state as of Dec. 21.

There are 2,562 new coronavirus cases in the state, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

There are now 296,499 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

There are now 1,633 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updated COVID-19 death numbers for parishes in the state:

Ascension – 114
East Baton Rouge – 563
Livingston – 114
Pointe Coupee – 56
Tangipahoa – 169
West Baton Rouge – 47
West Feliciana – 25

There have been a total of 4,243,015 total tests, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of Dec. 21, 247,501 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing additional data about coronavirus deaths in the state:

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