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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 566 new cases and 7 new deaths on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 774,181 and the total number of deaths to 14,844.

As stated on the LDH website, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s total cases and the previous update because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out-of-state cases.

Hospitalizations decreased by 3 and the number of patients on ventilators remained the same of Tuesday; coming to a total of 215 hospitalized patients with 31 on ventilators.