Aug. 9 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports more than 16,500 new cases over the weekend


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More than 11,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting a spike in new cases with 16,541 over the weekend

An additional 50 deaths were also reported, which puts the current death total for the state at 11,260.

The total number of cases statewide is now 590,446.

There are currently 2,720 infected people hospitalized, and 318 of those patients are on ventilators.

The total number of vaccine doses administered is 3,707,020 while the number of completed vaccine series is 1,755,941 (as of Aug. 9).

According to the LDH, 90 percent of the cases verified from July 22-28 are attributed to people unvaccinated, as are 84 percent of the deaths and 91 percent of the hospitalizations during that same time span.

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