BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— The Louisiana Department of Health reported 524 new cases and 4 new deaths on Thursday, May 5, 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 1,239,993 and the total number of deaths to 17,273.

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 increased by 8 and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 3 as of Thursday; coming to a total of 62 hospitalized patients with 6 on ventilators.