Thursday's COVID update from the Louisiana Department of Health continued the state's fight with the now-fourth wave of the pandemic.
The state added 2,843 new COVID cases today, continuing recent increases in Louisiana's pandemic fight. Good news today is that our percent positive rate sunk from yesterday – down to 11.4%. Our positivity was above 15% yesterday. Hospitalizations in the state and region both continued to rise.
See the full data below.
New cases: 2,843
Confirmed total COVID cases: 426,427
New processed tests: 24,855
% positive today: 11.4%
New deaths: 15
Confirmed death total: 9,833
Total Lafourche COVID cases: 11,253 (132 more than yesterday).
Total confirmed Lafourche COVID cases: 8,289 (43 more than yesterday)
Lafourche's 7-day positivity: 11.5% (updated today)
Louisiana COVID hospitalizations: 913 (69 more than yesterday)
Louisiana COVID patients on ventilators: 65 (1 more than yesterday)
Region 3 COVID hospitalizations: 69 (4 more than yesterday)
Region 3 COVID patients on ventilators: 6 (same as yesterday)