43 new confirmed COVID cases, no deaths in local parishes
Forty-three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 22 of them in St. Martin, were reported for the 24 hours ending at midday Wednesday for three local parishes.
The Louisiana Office of Public Health said St. Mary has 15 new confirmed COVID cases for a pandemic total of 2,953 with 504 probable.
St. Martin's 22 new confirmed cases raised the total to 3,880 confirmed with 332 probable.
Assumption has six new confirmed cases for a total of 1,240 confirmed with 327 probable.
No local fatalities were reported, so the pandemic death tolls remain at 97 confirmed with seven probable in St. Mary, 85 with eight probable in St. Martin and 27 with two probable.
--2,902 new cases raise the pandemic total to 317,336 confirmed with 38,499 probable.
--51 new fatalities were reported for a total of 7,582 confirmed COVID-related deaths with 440 probable.
--The number of COVID-positive people in hospitals was down by six for a total of 2,029.
--9 fewer people are on ventilators for a total of 235.