Oct. 18 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports nearly 1,000 new cases over the weekend


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More than 14,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 1,077 new cases over the weekend.

An additional 29 deaths were also reported, which puts the current death total for the state at 14,350.

The total number of cases statewide is now 745,571.

There are currently 421 infected people hospitalized, and 68 of those patients are on ventilators.

The total number of vaccine doses administered is 4,451,477 while the number of completed vaccine series is 2,173,032 (as of Oct. 18).

According to the LDH, 84 percent of the cases verified from Sept. 30-Oct. 6 are attributed to people unvaccinated, as are 80 percent of the deaths and 83 percent of the hospitalizations during that same time span.

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