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Louisiana sets another record for new COVID cases Thursday
BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will not institute any state-wide, required COVID rules amid a surge in cases tied to the omicron variant.
The governor spoke in a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Louisiana has set yet another record Thursday for coronavirus cases reported in a single day, just one week after the state broke its previous record in back-to-back days.
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 14,077 new COVID-19 case on Thursday, breaking a benchmark set Dec. 30 when the state reported more than 12,400 additional infections.
The Louisiana Department of Health reports 14,077 new #COVID cases out of 69,576 tests that have been reported to the state since yesterday, breaking the single-day pandemic record of 12,647 set 12/30/21. pic.twitter.com/TYOMW7d0Og— Louisiana Department of Health (@LADeptHealth) January 6, 2022
Hospitalizations also increased to 1,412, up from 762 this same time last week.
While there were no mandates put in place, such as a mask mandate, the governor urged people to wear a mask when around others and to re-think group activities.
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