Death Toll From COVID-19 In Louisiana Passes 8,000

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The Louisiana Department of Health reported 51 additional deaths blamed on the coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total since the pandemic hit the state to 8,022.

LDH also reported 2,902 additional cases overnight to bring the running total to 355,835.

There are 298,614 presumed recovered from COVID-19 statewide as of Monday, an increase of 18,241 from last week.

Hospitalizations dipped slightly by six to 2,029 with nine fewer patients on ventilators for a total of 244.

More information is available on the Louisiana Department of Health's coronavirus dashboard.

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