COVID-19 in SWLA: State adds another 14,776 to presumed recovered total

COVID-19 in SWLA: State adds another 14,776 to presumed recovered total
Regional Medical Director, Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh explains the percent positivity rate for Region Five.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Health added another 14,766 COVID-19 patients Wednesday to the total of those presumed to have recovered.

There have now been 293,934 cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana and 247,501 of those are presumed to have recovered.

Another 68 COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday.

Statewide hospitalizations from COVID-19 also saw another rise, reaching 1,675. It’s the most COVID-19 hospitalizations in Louisiana since April.

There are currently 53 inmates and 24 staff members at Oakdale Federal Correctional Center who are COVID-19 positive, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

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COVID-19 IN LOUISIANA

· 2,976 new cases.

· 68 new deaths.

· 1,675 patients hospitalized (28 more than previous day).

COVID-19 IN REGION 5

· 199 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

· 97 hospitalizations (three less than previous day).

CALCASIEU (REGION 5)

· 147 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

ALLEN (REGION 5)

· 8 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

BEAUREGARD (REGION 5)

· 19 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

CAMERON (REGION 5)

· 2 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

JEFF DAVIS (REGION 5)

· 23 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

VERNON (REGION 6)

· 21 new cases.

· 0 new deaths.

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