Dec. 28 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports 4,300 new cases as hospitals reach 3-month high


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More than 14,900 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 4,313 new cases overnight.

An additional 8 deaths were also reported, which puts the current death total for the state at 14,978.

The total number of cases statewide is now 806,850.

There are currently 514 infected people hospitalized, and 35 of those patients are on ventilators. This marks the highest number of COVID patients in Louisiana hospitals since Oct. 11 (525).

The total number of vaccine doses administered is 4,777,551 while the number of completed vaccine series is 2,325,707 (as of Dec. 27).

According to the LDH, 69 percent of the cases verified from Dec. 9-15 were attributed to people unvaccinated, as are 82 percent of the deaths and 79 percent of the hospitalizations during that same time span.

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