16 more COVID cases, two deaths in local parishes
Sixteen new COVID-19 cases and two new fatalities were reported in three local parishes in the 24 hours leading up to midday Wednesday, according to the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
The two deaths were among residents of St. Mary, where the pandemic death toll is now 83. Three more COVID-19 positives raise the St. Mary case count to 1,982.
Nine new COVID cases were reported in St. Martin, where the case count is now 2,149.
In Assumption, four new cases raise the total to 778.
The death toll remains 61 for St. Martin and 24 for Assumption.
--331 new cases raise the pandemic total to 173,121.
--9 new fatalities raise the toll to 5,495.
--9 more COVID-positive people are in hospitals for a total of 582.
--4 fewer people are on ventilators for a total of 64.