April 22 LDH update: 615 new cases reported, 8 new deaths

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — April 22, 2021, UPDATE: The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at 12 p.m. each day except Saturdays and Sundays.

  • As of Thursday, LDH reports 615 new cases for a total of 455,000 total COVID-19 cases.
  • There are 334 people hospitalized and 41 relying on ventilators.
  • There have been 9,421 confirmed deaths statewide. LDH is also reporting 903 probable deaths.
  • Presumed recovered cases are no longer listed in the COVID-19 dashboard as of March 29.

Everyone is urged to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy. These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick 

VACCINATIONS

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.

Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:

  • Persons ages 65 years or older in the community,
  • Health-related support personnel (labs, mortuary, pharmacy),
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff,
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff,
  • Community care clinic providers and staff,
  • Behavioral health providers and staff,
  • Dialysis providers and recipients,
  • Home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies),
  • Dental providers and staff,
  • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools (if not already receiving vaccine or in a plan to receive from their respective schools).

Patients must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for residents; only participating locations can.

Vaccine Locations

Click here for a list of places offering the vaccine.

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