Local hospitals report almost all current COVID patients are unvaccinated
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Local hospitals are reporting that almost all of their current COVID-19 patients did not receive a vaccination for the virus.
Lake Charles Memorial Health Systems reported Monday that of the 37 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, one received a vaccination.
Likewise, West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital reported Friday that 17 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and all of them were unvaccinated.
COVID-19 patients who are not fully vaccinated account for 90 percent of current hospitalizations across the state are among the unvaccinated, the Louisiana Department of Health reported Monday. In addition, those who are not fully vaccinated accounted for 90 percent of cases reported from July 15 through July 21 and 85 percent of deaths reported from July 15 through July 21, the Department of Health reported.
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