BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 228 new cases and 10 new deaths on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,235,421 and the total number of deaths to 17,207.

As stated on the LDH website, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s total cases and the previous update because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out-of-state cases.

Hospitalizations decreased by 5 and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by 1 as of Tuesday; coming to a total of 51 hospitalized patients with 2 on ventilators.