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Another 1,800 COVID cases across La.; Hospitalizations and percent of positive tests increase

Sixteen new deaths were reported Thursday, as hospitalizations for the virus once again increased following a slight improvement yesterday.

NEW ORLEANS — Here are the daily coronavirus statistics for Thursday, July 9 from the Louisiana Department of Health. Changes from the day before are noted:

  • Cases: 71,994 (+1,843)
  • Deaths: 3,247 (+16)
  • Patients in hospitals: 1,042 (20)
  • Patients on ventilators: 110 (+5)
  • Recoveries: 46,334 (as of Tuesday)
  • Total tests performed: 880,140 (+14,403) (12.8% positive rate)

SEE: Track COVID-19: Louisiana Coronavirus Outbreak Map

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