Louisiana's COVID situation continues to slowly steady on what medical leaders hope is the downward swing of the Delta Wave.

The state added fewer than 2,000 new COVID cases today and Lafourche has added 44 new COVID cases in the past two days. 

But state hospitalizations continue to slowly tilt downward with 1,221 COVID hospitalized around the state. That is down from more than 3,000 at the peak of the Delta Wave.

See the new numbers below:


New cases: 1,906

Total COVID cases: 732,005

New deaths: 99

Total deaths: 13,657

Total Lafourche COVID cases: 17,343 (44 more than Monday)

Total Lafourche deaths: 281 (10 more than Monday's update)

Lafourche's 7-day positivity: 12.2% (updated Wednesday)

Louisiana COVID hospitalizations: 1,221 (55 fewer than Monday)

Louisiana COVID patients on ventilators: 225 (10 fewer than Monday)

Region 3 COVID hospitalizations: 66 (6 fewer than Monday)

Region 3 COVID patients on ventilators: 10 (2 fewer than Monday)


In cases from Sept. 9-15, unvaccinated COVID patients accounted for:

-86% of COVID cases

-81% of COVID deaths

Unvaccinated COVID patients make up 87% of our current COVID hospitalizations, as of September 21

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