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).