3,292 new coronavirus cases, 47 death reported Tuesday
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 3,292 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 more confirmed deaths in its noon update Tuesday.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 53, and the number of patients in need of ventilators increased by 12.
There are also 37,357 total “probable” coronavirus cases in Louisiana, according to the agency’s dashboard.
The latest vaccination data for Louisiana shows that 78,113 more doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered since the Department of Health’s last update on Thursday.
Since Dec. 14, the state has administered a total of 159,698 vaccine doses.
The state releases data on vaccinations twice a week, as part of its regular updates on coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The initial doses are the first of two — spaced three weeks apart — required for immunity.
In Louisiana, 21,652 people have now completed their vaccination by receiving both doses.
These are another few key statewide statistics as of Tuesday:
• Total confirmed cases: 315,582
• Total “probable” cases: 37,357
• Total confirmed deaths: 7,536
• Currently hospitalized: 2,035
• Currently on ventilators: 244
• Vaccine series initiated: 138,046 (updated twice weekly)
• Vaccine series completed: 21,652
• Presumed recovered: 280,373 as of Jan. 4 (updated weekly)
Acadia Parish was reporting 5,442 cases of COVID-19 with 165 deaths.
Louisiana began reopening for Phase 1 on May 15-16 then moved to Phase 2 on June 5. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards extended Louisiana’s Phase 2 restrictions twice in August before moving the state to Phase 3 on Sept. 11. The governor then moved the state back to a modified Phase 2 near the end of November.