Louisiana has reported its lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations since the pandemic in early 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday.
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 271 COVID patients in the hospital on Monday. The last time the number of hospitalizations was that low was when LDH first began reporting COVID hospitalizations on March 24, 2020. On that day of initial data, LDH reported 271 COVID patients in hospitals statewide. Louisiana’s first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus was reported on March 9, 2020.
The governor also encouraged Louisiana residents who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus to receive one of the three available vaccines. As of Monday, more than 1.42 million Louisiana residents have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to LDH.