Louisiana coronavirus death toll surpasses 500

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 06, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Louisiana health officials today reported 35 more deaths, bringing the state total to 512 from COVID-19.

The number of positive tests increased by 1,857 with today's update.  There are now 14,867 confirmed coronavirus cases in Louisiana.

One bit of encouraging news is that the number of hospitalizations and ventilators in use did not increase much.

The Louisiana department of health says that on Sunday there were 1,803 coronavirus patients in hospitals and 561 on ventilators.  Today there was only a net increase of six hospitalizations and a net increase of just two more people on ventilators.

There are only two of the 64 parishes in the state without a case.

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