The Louisiana Department of Health reported slight increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilator use Wednesday.
According to the latest update, there were 678 patients being treated for the coronavirus, up 11 from Tuesday. Of those, 107 were on ventilators, an increase of 8.
There were 508 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began in Louisiana to 158,826 following the daily removal of newly discovered duplicates and out of state cases.
The death toll increased by 18 to 5,126.