LPPS Vaccine Clinic

Jill Rome, left, administers a COVID-19 vaccine for Cydney Reyna during the Livingston Parish Public Schools system’s vaccination clinic on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 120 overnight to 1,740 statewide, the most since Jan. 21, according to the noon update from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of all COVID-19 patients in hospitals, about 89 percent are not fully vaccinated, new data from the Department of Health shows.

As of Friday, there were 167 COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators, a rise of five from the day before and the most in the state since Feb. 2.

In other news, officials confirmed 4,230 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths.

Officials also reported 1,083 “probable” cases and four “probable” deaths.

Of the new cases reported July 15-21, 90 percent of those were unvaccinated. Of the new deaths reported in that same time period, 85 percent were among the unvaccinated.

As of Friday, the state is reporting:

-- 450,397 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 91,282 “probable” cases

-- 9,926 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 1,073 “probable” deaths

-- 3,531,121 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered; 1,716,161 series completed (updated every Monday and Thursday)

In Livingston Parish, officials confirmed 135 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

Officials also reported 35 “probable” cases and one “probable” death.

As of Friday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 12,527 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 4,839 “probable” cases

-- 197 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 27 “probable” deaths

-- 43,835 initiated vaccine series; 37,481 completed vaccine series (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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