Friday Update From LDH Listes 855 New COVID-19 Cases

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The Louisiana Department of Health reported an additional 855 cases of COVID-19 statewide in its Friday update, bringing the running total of cases since the pandemic began to 186,695.

21 additional deaths pushed that total to 5,787.

644 are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus, an increase of eight from Thursday. The number of patients on ventilators dropped by one to 81.

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