The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting another small drop in state COVID hospitalizations today in a new update.

The state reports 630 COVID hospitalizations today, down from 651 at last report on Friday.

Our COVID hospitalizations continue to tumble in our state. In late-2020, our hospitalizations soared to near 2,100 - the highest levels we've had at any point in the pandemic. But since the start of the new year, numbers have dropped drastically to their current position.

The state reports 91 COVID patients on ventilators today, down from 95 reported yesterday.

In Region 3, our COVID hospitalizations dropped from 28 on Friday to 24 today. 

Our COVID patients on ventilators in the region are at 4 - the same as Friday. 

The reasons for the drop in our virus hospitalizations are due to our efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

The state reports 1,502 new COVID cases in the past two days, bringing the state's confirmed COVID case count to 369,948 since the start of the pandemic.

The state's % positive today is 3.9% with 1,502 new COVID cases and 38,219 processed tests. 

Our state's % positive had tumbled in recent weeks. In early 2021, our 7-day state positivity rates were 13+%. Now, they're below 5%. 

The state reports 21 new COVID deaths the past 2 days, bringing our state's confirmed COVID death total to 8,923.

In Lafourche, there are 12 new confirmed COVID cases in the past 2 days, bringing parish confirmed case totals to 6,995. 

The parish's % positive the past 2 days is 2.6%.

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