Over 1,350 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported By La. Dept. of Health Friday

An additional 1,354 cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Louisiana Department of Health Friday, bringing the total number of cases statewide to 54,769.

"The vast majority (91%) of today’s increase in case growth is tied to community spread rather than congregate settings like nursing homes," said LDH in a press release. "In terms of timeline, the specimen collection date of 92% of these cases ranges from June 19 to June 26, i.e., today’s big increase is not tied to a backlog."

26 additional deaths blamed on the coronavirus have brought that total to 3,077.

There are 700 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Louisiana, and of those, 73 are on ventilators.

LDH said there would not be an update Saturday due to a planned power outage. The department will resume updating on Sunday.

More detailed information on the latest COVID-19 in Louisiana is available on the Department of Health's online coronavirus dashboard.

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