Louisiana continues to make progress in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Per Wednesday's update, the state reports 331 new COVID cases, bringing the state's total number of coronavirus cases up to 173,121.

The state's % positive rate today is 5.2% with 331 new cases and 6,316 processed tests.

The state added 9 new COVID deaths today, bringing the state's totals to 5,495.

For Lafourche, there were 5 new COVID cases today, bringing the parish's totals to 3,793. 

The parish has 123 COVID deaths.

Louisiana has made progress in its total COVID hospitalizations, though in recent days, our hospitalization numbers have started to slowly creep back up - even if just slightly. 

At the peak of the last true coronavirus wave, the state had 1,600 COVID hospitalizations. Today, that number is 582. It was 573 yesterday. Our numbers have wobbled slightly up or down in recent days in a plateau.

The state's patients on ventilators today sits at 64. It was 68 yesterday. 

Region-by-region data has not yet been updated.

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