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The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed 1,183 new COVID-19 cases and 82 deaths in its Wednesday report.

In addition, the state reported 723 “probable” cases and 17 “probable” deaths.

The state also passed 10 million total COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 18 overnight to 1,221. Since reaching a record 3,022 on Aug. 17, hospitalizations have dropped by 1,801. Of all COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, about 87 percent are not fully vaccinated, according to data from the Department of Health.

The number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators rose by five overnight to 225 statewide.

As of Wednesday, the state is reporting:

-- 585,664 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 146,341 “probable” cases

-- ​​12,077 confirmed COVID-19 deaths 9,926

-- 1,580 “probable” deaths

-- 10,010,859 total COVID-19 tests

-- 2,359,420 COVID-19 vaccine series started; 2,068,096 series completed; 4,275,281 vaccine doses administered (updated every Monday and Thursday)

In Livingston Parish, officials confirmed 32 new cases and one new COVID-19 death on Wednesday.

In addition, the parish reported 26 new “probable” cases and two new “probable” deaths.

As of Wednesday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 16,470 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 7,322 “probable” cases

-- 287 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 61 “probable” deaths

-- 207,249 total COVID-19 tests

-- 55,441 initiated vaccine series; 48,010 completed vaccine series (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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