Single largest daily increase in cases not attributable to backlog since beginning of COVID-19 outbreak in La.

Single largest daily increase in cases not attributable to backlog since beginning of COVID-19 outbreak in La.
Free COVID-19 testing site in the city of New Orleans. (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - As of Friday, July 10, at 11:55 a.m. the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following cases for the state:

  • 74,636 positive cases - increase of 2,642 cases
  • 3,272 deaths - 25 new deaths
  • 1,117 patients in the hospital - increase of 75 patients
  • 122 patients on ventilators - increase of 12 patients
  • 46,334 patients recovered - no change
  • 97% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread
  • 39% of the cases reported today are of individuals aged 29 and under

“This is the single largest daily increase in cases not attributable to a backlog since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

Friday’s report of 2,642 cases is out of 25,108 total tests making the positive test rate 10.5%

Here is a look at new cases per 100,000 in population.

  • Terrebonne- 108.64
  • Acadia- 106.37
  • Sabine- 100.49
  • St. Landry- 96.20
  • Iberville- 92.28
  • Ouachita- 90.68
  • Calcasieu- 87.50
  • Allen- 85.85
  • Lafayette- 81.8
  • St. Mary- 81.0

As the demand for COVID-19 testing continues to grow, testing sites are continuing to quickly hit their daily testing quotas.

Just before 8 a.m. Friday, NOLA Ready tweeted that the testing site at the International School of New Orleans had already hit its quota.

Twice this week, the testing site at Dillard University quickly hit its quota before or shortly after officially opening.

If you are looking for other testing sites in the city, visit ready.nola.gov/testing.

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