LP Testing Site

A medical professional administers a test for the novel coronavirus, or COVID, at a new testing site at Our Lady of the Lake in Walker.

The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed 816 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths in its Friday report.

In addition, the state reported 186 “probable” cases and seven “probable” deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 51 overnight to 1,141, the fewest since July 23. Since reaching a record 3,022 on Aug. 17, hospitalizations have dropped by 1,881. 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 dropped by 17 overnight to 201 statewide, the fewest since July 31.

As of Friday, the state is reporting:

-- 587,334 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 147,190 “probable” cases

-- ​​12,141 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 1,600 “probable” deaths

-- 10,069,948 total COVID-19 tests

-- 2,369,572 COVID-19 vaccine series started; 2,085,440 series completed; 4,301,978 vaccine doses administered (updated every Monday and Thursday)

In Livingston Parish, officials confirmed 29 new cases and no new COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

In addition, the parish reported eight new “probable” cases and one new “probable” death.

As of Friday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 16,517 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 7,334 “probable” cases

-- 287 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 63 “probable” deaths

-- 208,395 total COVID-19 tests

-- 55,678 initiated vaccine series; 48,442 completed vaccine series (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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