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The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed 858 new COVID-19 cases and 57 deaths in its Tuesday report.

In addition, the state reported 410 “probable” cases and 28 “probable” deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 37 overnight to 1,239. Since reaching a record 3,022 on Aug. 17, hospitalizations have dropped by 1,783. 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 also dropped, falling by 15 to 220 statewide, the fewest since Aug. 1.

As of Tuesday, the state is reporting:

-- 584,481 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 145,618 “probable” cases

-- ​​11,995 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 1,563 “probable” deaths

-- 9,978,102 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 16 new cases and no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

In addition, the parish reported 13 new “probable” cases and on new “probable” death.

As of Tuesday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 16,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 7,296 “probable” cases

-- 286 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 59 “probable” deaths

-- 206,324 total COVID-19 tests

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

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