Coronavirus in Louisiana: 750 new cases, 32 news deaths reported on Sunday, March 7th

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health reported 750 new cases and 32 new deaths on Sunday, March 7, 2021, bringing the total number of cases to 437,785 and the total number of deaths to 9,748.

The number of probable cases rose by 274 to 61,271 on Sunday, while the total number of confirmed cases rose by 884 to a total of 372,514. The number of probable deaths rose by 15 to a total of 715 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 47 to 9,033. As stated on the LDH website, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s total cases and the previous update because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out-of-state cases.

Hospitalizations decreased by 22 on Thursday and the use of ventilators went up by 1. This brings the total number of hospitalized patients to 532 with 75 on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the LDH reported 92,303 new vaccinations since Monday, March 1, 2021. Of those new vaccinations, 56,202 received their first doses while 36,507 received their second and final dose. So far, 1,117,714 doses have been administered in total. 2,089 healthcare providers across the state are participating in the vaccinations. This information will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

In Northeast Louisiana, 37 new cases were reported while 3 cases were rescinded. Ouachita Parish is still reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 17,730 total confirmed cases and 393 total confirmed deaths.

Here is a list of local parishes reporting confirmed cases and deaths:

  • Ouachita Parish – 17,730 cases, 393 deaths (3 new deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 3,258 cases, 84 deaths (1 new cases)
  • Franklin Parish – 2,360 cases, 104 deaths (10 new cases)
  • Morehouse Parish – 2,351 cases, 64 deaths (1 new death)
  • Union Parish –1,989 cases, 69 deaths (1 new case)
  • Richland Parish – 1,958 cases, 39 deaths (7 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish –1,549 cases, 41 deaths (3 new cases)
  • Madison Parish –1,508 cases, 31 deaths (no change)
  • Jackson Parish –1,445 cases, 42 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Winn Parish –1,136 cases, 32 deaths (6 new cases)
  • West Carroll Parish –1,090 cases, 36 deaths (2 new cases)
  • La Salle Parish –909 cases, 24 deaths (no change)
  • East Carroll Parish –878 cases, 19 deaths (1 rescinded)
  • Catahoula Parish –850 cases, 32 deaths (2 new case)
  • Caldwell Parish – 761 cases, 21 deaths (no change)
  • Tensas Parish –316 cases, 5 deaths (2 rescinded)

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