The Louisiana Department of Health reported a spike in coronavirus cases on Wed., July 21.
LDH reported 5,388 new cases since July 20, the most since February 15.
Governor John Bel Edwards says it is the third-highest daily count since the beginning of the pandemic.
LDH says COVID cases and hospitalizations are surging among the unvaccinated as the more contagious Delta variant takes hold in Louisiana.
The biggest share of the cases were in Region 2, which is Baton Rouge, with 24% of the new cases, and Region 9, which is the Northshore, with 21% of the new cases.