NEW ORLEANS — More than 8,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 2,902 new cases overnight.
An additional 51 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 8,022.
The total number of cases statewide is now 355,835.
According to data from the LDH, Jefferson Parish leads the state in confirmed coronavirus cases, while Orleans Parish has the most COVID-19 related deaths.
There are currently 2,029 infected people hospitalized, and 235 of those patients are on ventilators.
LDH estimates at least 298,614 Louisianans have recovered from the coronavirus (as of Jan. 11).