Louisiana COVID hospitalizations jump to level not seen sinc

After a slight drop, the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Louisiana today is up 20 at 1,042.  It is the highest it has been since Friday, May 15 when the state reported 1,091 in the hospital.

Total cases are up 1,843 to 71,994.

Sixteen more people have died in Louisiana from COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,247.