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Tuesday COVID update gives Louisiana slight increase in positivity, virus hospitalizations



MONROE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Health released COVID numbers today. The numbers show slightly higher total new cases, positivity and hospitalizations. Our COVID situation is still far better now than it was months ago when we had positivity above 10% and hospitalizations above 2,000.

The numbers are listed below in short form:

New cases: 983

Confirmed total COVID cases: 390,695

New processed tests: 22,179

% positive today: 4.4%

New deaths: 12

Confirmed death total: 9,476

New confirmed Lafourche COVID cases: 14

Total confirmed Lafourche COVID cases: 7,263

Lafourche’s 7-day positivity: 1.3% (last updated Wednesday)

Louisiana COVID hospitalizations: 317 (up 15 from yesterday)

Louisiana COVID patients on ventilators: 38 (same as yesterday)

Region 3 COVID hospitalizations: 11 (up 3 from yesterday)

Region 3 COVID patients on ventilators: 2 (up 1 from yesterday).