Louisiana Hospitalizations Continue To Rise; 1,524 Patients in Hospitals

As of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 531,952 COVID-19 cases across the state with 10,948 deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 3:53 PM

(News15) - As of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana has 531,952 COVID-19 cases across the state with 10,948 deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Cases- 531,952
Deaths- 10,948

Hospitalized-1,524
Ventilators-144
Acadia- 7,282 cases, 200 deaths
Evangeline-3,925 cases, 100 deaths
Iberia- 8,313 cases, 166 deaths
Jeff Davis-3,406 cases, 99 deaths
Lafayette-27,176 cases, 306 deaths
St. Landry- 9,952 cases, 267 deaths
St. Martin- 6,212 cases, 121 deaths
St. Mary- 6,018 cases, 147 deaths
Vermilion-6,482 cases, 129 deaths

4,699 new cases reported in the state with 14 new deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Data Below includes all Ochsner Health facilities:

Today, we have 548 COVID-19 patients.

This is a 700% increase from one month ago.
And a 75% increase from one week ago.

We are seeing increases across all regions of the state and in coastal Mississippi. Below are our regional numbers today compared with last week.

Ochsner Health COVID-19 Inpatients by Region

Our positivity rates for those tested for COVID are at 20.6%, the highest since late March 2020.

One week ago, this rate was 19.2% and one month ago it was just 6.4%.

We continue to see high positivity rates in children but haven’t seen COVID hospitalizations.

We’ve seen a concerning and significant increase in the percent positivity in children 19 and under.

Over the last week, we’ve seen a 21.4% COVID-19 positivity rate
That’s up from 16% last week and 7% the first week in July.

Ochsner (and partners) has administered over 480,000 doses of the vaccine.

We’ve seen our daily vaccine volumes in our clinics and community settings go from 500 a day to nearly 800 a day.
In the last two weeks we vaccinated 10,089- we have seen some community locations double in volume over the past week.
Up from 8,000 the previous two weeks.

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