La. Dept. Of Health Reports 249 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths Monday

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The Louisiana Department of Health reported just 249 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the running total to 161,462 after the daily removal of newly discovered duplicates and out of state cases.

LDH said the collection dates fell between September 14 - 20, with 84% coming from community spread.

Nine additional deaths were blamed on the coronavirus, bringing that total to 5,207.

Hospitalizations fell by nine to 587, with 93 patients on ventilators, a decrease of seven.