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COVID-19 in SWLA: Jan. 28, 2022

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Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 12:20 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 4:12 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID updates at noon, Monday through Friday.

In a statement on the COVID-19 dashboard, the LDH said, “In accordance with CDC methodology, total and new reinfections are now included in statewide total and new cases.”

Regional and parish data now includes reinfection data, according to the LDH.

New reinfections are included in new case counts.

According to the LDH, those not fully vaccinated accounted for 69% of cases from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19 and 53% of deaths from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19.

Vaccination data consist of the latest update from the LDH.

According to the LDH’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, Region 5 has the lowest percentage of its 2018 population data completely vaccinated.

Click HERE if unable to see the state dashboard.

COVID-19 IN LOUISIANA

· 7,312 new cases.

· 829 new reinfections (Per the LDH: Defined as a positive viral COVID-19 test in an individual with a previous positive test at least 90 days prior).

· 62 new deaths.

· 2,088 patients hospitalized (99 fewer than previous update).

· 72% of current COVID hospitalizations are those not fully vaccinated.

· 51.09 percent of population vaccinated.

COVID-19 IN REGION 5

· 560 new cases.

· 63 new reinfections

· 5 new deaths.

· 113 patients hospitalized (1 more than previous update).

· 38.53 percent of population vaccinated.

CALCASIEU (REGION 5)

· 262 new cases.

· 33 new reinfections

· 1 new death.

· 40.74 percent of population vaccinated.

ALLEN (REGION 5)

· 163 new cases.

· 13 new reinfections.

· 0 new deaths.

· 29.44 percent of population vaccinated.

BEAUREGARD (REGION 5)

· 66 new cases.

· 10 new reinfections.

· 1 new death.

· 32.79 percent of population vaccinated.

CAMERON (REGION 5)

· 0 new cases.

· 0 new reinfections.

· 0 new deaths.

· 32.92 percent of population vaccinated.

JEFF DAVIS (REGION 5)

· 69 new cases.

· 7 new reinfections.

· 3 new deaths.

· 39.87 percent of population vaccinated.

VERNON (REGION 6)

· 96 new cases.

· 11 new reinfections.

· 1 new death.

· 33.45 percent of population vaccinated.

FCI OAKDALE

· 540 active cases among inmates.

· 26 active cases among staff members.

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