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LDH data shows 28 percent of new COVID-19 cases are in children

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Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 12:19 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A COVID-19 update provided by Gov. John Bel Edwards’s office using data from the Louisiana Department of Health says that 28 percent of new COVID-19 cases are in children.

The update comes immediately after a chaotic BESE meeting was adjourned after a debate on masks in schools quickly lost focus.

To date, there are a total of 3,022 new hospitalizations. There are 448 new patients on the use of vents.

In total, there are 6,606 new cases and 87 deaths.

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