LDH: Louisiana Coronavirus Hospitalizations Double In A Week

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State health officials say coronavirus hospitalizations in Louisiana have doubled in a week because of the omicron variant.

The Louisiana Department of Health reported Sunday that 449 people statewide are now in the hospital with the virus, with 80% of the hospitalized patients are not fully vaccinated.

As of the week ending December 18, LDH estimates nearly 85% of coronavirus cases in Louisiana are the omicron variant.

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