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The Department of Health confirmed 626 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in its Tuesday report.

Officials also reported 503 “probable” cases and 13 “probable” deaths.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to drop, falling by 19 overnight to 506 statewide, the fewest since July 14, according to the latest from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Of all COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, about 83 percent are not fully vaccinated, according to LDH data.

The number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators dropped by five to 102 statewide, the fewest since July 24.

As of Tuesday, the state is reporting:

-- 597,667 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 152,255 “probable” cases

-- ​​12,486 confirmed COVID-19 deaths 9,926

-- 1,752 “probable” deaths

-- 10,536,580 total COVID-19 tests

-- 2,419,042 COVID-19 vaccine series started; 2,151,287 series completed; 4,414,110 vaccine doses administered (updated every Monday and Thursday)

In Livingston Parish, officials confirmed 29 new COVID-19 cases and 33 “probable” cases in the Tuesday report.

The parish didn’t report a new confirmed or suspected COVID-19 death in the latest update.

As of Tuesday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 16,781 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 7,499 “probable” cases

-- 299 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 67 “probable” deaths

-- 217,554 total COVID-19 tests

-- 57,054 initiated vaccine series; 50,426 completed vaccine series (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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