Louisiana saw another day where COVID-19 cases increased by over 700 on Thursday.
The update from the Louisiana Department of Health put another 775 cases on the running tally of coronavirus cases, which stood at 178,171.
The death toll increased by nine to 5,593.
After rising for a few days, the number of hospitalizations dipped slightly by ten to 598 with 64 patients on ventilators, down four from Wednesday.
More information is available on the Louisiana Department of Health's online COVID-19 dashboard.