New COVID Case Numbers: You Won’t Believe Where Louisiana Ranks
For a while, the COVID 19 statistics for Louisiana - mostly due to the rapidly spreading Delta variant - weren't very good. From mid to late summer, the state was at or near the top of, not only the number of cases, but hospitalizations nationwide.
But now all that has changed. And rapidly.
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that the state has made a turnaround and can now boast the lowest rate of hospitalizations in the USA.
The latest numbers from the CDC show that Louisiana has just five hospitalizations per 100,000, compared to a national average of 14 per 100,000. The newest information also shows that there are now only 229 COVID patients hospitalized in the state, a reduction of 54%.
At its highest, there were more than 3,000 COVID patients hospitalized in Louisiana, that coming during the Delta variant's peak month of August.