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Just under 11,200 more Louisiana residents have started a COVID-19 vaccine series, according to the latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of the latest data, approximately 2,528,645 residents have at least initiated a two-dose series, an increase of 11,197 from the previous report. Of that total, approximately 2,248,242 residents have completed a vaccine series, a rise of 6,847.

To date, the state has administered 4,623,993 vaccine doses, an increase of 18,911.

In other news, the Department of Health confirmed 517 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in its Monday report.

Officials also reported 194 new “probable” cases and two new “probable” deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations rose slightly over the weekend, increasing by two to 202 statewide. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators rose by one to 34.

As of Monday, the state is reporting:

-- ​​609,622 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 158,419 “probable” cases

-- ​​12,857 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 1,897 “probable” deaths

-- 11,436,033 total COVID-19 tests

-- 2,528,645 COVID-19 vaccine series started; 2,248,242 series completed; 4,623,993 vaccine doses administered (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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