4,500 COVID-19 Cases Reported As Hospitalizations Continue To Rise In La.

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The Louisiana Department of Health reported 4,454 COVID-19 overnight, with hospitalizations rising by 83 to 1,974.

The number of patients on ventilators fell by two to 205.

The death toll from the coronavirus increased by 50 to a total of 7,635.

Over 11,000 additional doses of vaccine were administered statewide since last week for a total of 56,452 since distribution began. Louisiana is currently in Phase 1B, Tier 1 of that process which includes those 70 and older.

More detailed information is available on the Louisiana Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard.

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