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 1,413 new COVID-19 cases and 92 deaths in its Tuesday report.

In addition, the state reported 787 “probable” cases and 29 “probable” deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 19 overnight, bringing the statewide total to 1,612, the fewest since July 27. Since reaching a record 3,022 on Aug. 17, hospitalizations have dropped by 1,410.

Of all COVID-19 patients in hospitals, about 88 percent are not fully vaccinated, according to data from the Department of Health.

The number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators remained at 297 statewide.

As of Tuesday, the state is reporting:

-- 577,017 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 142,407 “probable” cases

-- ​​11,766 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 1,475 “probable” deaths

-- 9,779,532 total COVID-19 tests

-- 2,336,270 COVID-19 vaccine series started; 2,018,168 series completed; 4,203,752 vaccine doses administered (updated every Monday and Thursday)

In Livingston Parish, officials confirmed three new COVID-19 deaths and 70 new cases on Tuesday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Since the start of August, Livingston Parish has confirmed 86 COVID-19 deaths, including a record 55 last month.

In addition, the parish reported 65 new “probable” cases and two new “probable” deaths.

As of Tuesday, Livingston Parish is reporting:

-- 16,282 confirmed COVID-19 cases

-- 7,223 “probable” cases

-- 283 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

-- 56 “probable” deaths

-- 202,511 total COVID-19 tests

-- 54,872 initiated vaccine series; 46,350 completed vaccine series (updated every Monday and Thursday)

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