Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported a two day total of 1,502 new #COVID19 cases, bringing our total case count to 430,100 since the start of the pandemic.
The vast majority of the newly reported cases, 95%, are tied to COVID spreading in communities, rather than congregate settings like nursing homes. These cases come from all age groups and regions of the state – notably 18% of these cases come from Region 1 (Greater Orleans) and 17% come from Region 9 (Northshore). Another 21 COVID deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 9,608. There were 630 people in hospitals and 91 required ventilators.