Coronavirus cases spike statewide

The Louisiana Dept. of Health reported 1,705 more coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths and 65 more hospitalizations statewide in a report filed on Monday, July 13th. Out of 18,431 more tests reported, 9.25% of them were positive for coronavirus. This is almost double from when the state was in Phase 1.

Out of the new cases reported statewide, 20.62% came from the Department of Health’s Region 4, which encompasses the Acadiana area. The second highest regional increase (16.6%) came from Region 2, which covers the Baton Rouge area. The number of hospitalized coronavirus patients statewide increased to 1,308. The last time this many people were hospitalized was on May 12.

Statewide statistics as of July 13

Total cases: 79,827

Total deaths: 3,315

Currently hospitalized: 1,308

Currently on ventilators: 142

Recovered: 46,334

Jackson Parish statistics:

Positive cases tested – 252

Recovered – 157

Hospitalized – 1

Deaths – 16

Jackson Parish Correctional Center – 4

Active cases – 79

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