Coronavirus deaths increase by 70, biggest single day jump yet in Louisiana

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 07, 2020 - 12:15 pm

The Louisiana Department of Health today reported the single largest one day jump of coronavirus deaths so far.

There were 70 additional deaths listed in the afternoon update. There have now been 582 COVID-19 deaths.

The number of cases increased by more than 1,400 today to a state total of 16,284.

Meanwhile the number of people in hospitals increased by 187, but the number of patients on ventilators dropped by 44.

The only parish where no cases have been detected is Tensas Parish.  They have also not tested anyone in that northeast Louisiana parish. All 63 other parishes now have cases.

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