Thursday, January 7: Number of coronavirus cases, deaths in Louisiana

Thursday, January 7: Number of coronavirus cases, deaths in Louisiana
Daily COVID-19 numbers for Louisiana (Source: WVUE FOX 8)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - As of Thursday, Jan. 7, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following coronavirus cases for the state:

  • 338,054 total cases - 4,526 new cases
  • 7,728 total deaths - 47 new deaths
  • 2,033 patients in hospitals - increase of 40 patients
  • 219 patients on ventilators - increase of 12 patients
  • 280,373 patients recovered - no change

Of these cases, 3,846 are confirmed cases and 680 are probable cases.

Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count.

The collection dates for most of these cases (97%) fall between January 1 and January 6, 2021.

95% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread.

5% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (18%) and between the ages of 30 and 39 (16%) account for 34% of these cases.

Since yesterday, 37,942 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 4,575,038. Of the tests reported today, 33,849 were PCR tests and 4,093 were antigen tests.

“Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count,” LDH says.

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