The Louisiana Department of Health reported 6,606 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.
Christina Stephens, deputy chief of staff at the Governor's office, said data showed 28% of the new cases were from children.
Hospitalizations rose to 3,022 statewide, with 448 patients on ventilators.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health's online COVID-19 dashboard, in some LDH regions of the state the number of available ICU beds number in the single digits.
The death toll rose by 87 to 11,793.