LDH reports over 1700 new COVID cases for the state

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Department of Health reports 1,729 new COVID-19 cases with 3 new deaths for the state of Louisiana.

Of the number recorded, which is the highest one-day state total since September, New Orleans reported 279 news cases – the highest one-day total since August.

Louisiana COVID-19 Breakdown:

  • 1,729 new cases bringing the overall total for the state to 785,333
  • 3 new deaths bringing the overall total for the state to 14,937
  • 265 COVID-19 patients are currently in the hospital
  • 35 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators

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