Sept. 21 COVID-19 Update: Louisiana reports 1,200 new cases overnight


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More than 13,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 1,268 new cases over the weekend.

An additional 85 deaths were also reported, which puts the current death total for the state at 13,558.

The total number of cases statewide is now 730,099.

There are currently 1,239 infected people hospitalized, and 220 of those patients are on ventilators.

The total number of vaccine doses administered is 4,275,281 while the number of completed vaccine series is 2,068,096 (as of Sept. 20).

According to the LDH, 88 percent of the cases verified from Sept. 2-8 are attributed to people unvaccinated, as are 85 percent of the deaths and 87 percent of the hospitalizations during that same time span.

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