New Orleans, Louisiana 2020-11-13 16:09:36 –
The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Louisiana has surged by nearly 3,000 in the latest daily figures released by the State Department of Health.
The numbers on Friday show states with a total of 194,685 confirmed cases compared to 191,889 confirmed cases on Thursday. State deaths associated with the new coronavirus increased by 24 to 6,121. Over 176,000 people have recovered.
The latest state health figures also show that hospitalizations are retreating around Louisiana — reaching 684 after falling to 676 a day ago. Hospitalization, an important number used in determining the required assembly limits, is well below the peak that occurred earlier this year. It is close to 2,000 when spring occurs and about 1,600 at the end of summer. However, it has been gradually increasing since early autumn.
New Orleans officials have recently expressed concern about the increase in cases after relaxing some of the state’s most stringent restrictions.
In Baton Rouge, Mayor Sharon Weston Bloom pointed out that the East Baton Rouge Parish had reached a positive rate of 5% and expressed concern about the local economy and hospital capacity, the press reported Friday.
The Acadiana area is close to the capacity of intensive care units, figures on the Health Department website show.
Lafayette advertisers reported on Friday that the increase in incidents at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette included music school students. University officials suspended music activities on campus for two weeks and asked all student organizations to hold meetings online until Monday.
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