LM Lockhart Vaccine Clinic

A COVID-19 vaccine shot is prepared during a clinic at LM Lockhart Park in Denham Springs on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Louisiana confirmed 310 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 11 new deaths on Thursday while the number of fully-vaccinated residents neared 900,000, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

According to the latest data, the number of administered vaccine doses reached 2,152,002, an increase of 106,736 from the last report. The state is also reporting that 898,262 residents have been fully-vaccinated, a rise of 64,175.

On Thursday, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations remained at 301 statewide. Despite staying flat, COVID-19 hospitalizations, a key factor in the state’s reopening plan, have fallen in 54 of the last 70 LDH updates and by 1,768 since Jan. 8.

Ventilator usage dropped by two to 44 statewide, figures show.

Officials are also reporting an increase of 139 “probable” cases and four “probable” deaths.

As of Thursday, the state is reporting:

-- 382,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 66,073 “probable” cases

-- 9,343 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 857 “probable” deaths

-- 6,646,458 COVID-19 tests

-- 2,152,002 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered; 898,262 series completed (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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