Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations increase over weekend in Louisiana


The Louisiana Department of Health says that from Friday to Sunday the state recorded 1,467.

The number of people with coronavirus in Louisiana hospitals increased by 15.

There were also nine more deaths.

People with high blood pressure and diabetes remain at the highest risk for death.

More than 60% of the COVID-19 fatalities in the state were people with hypertension. More than a third had diabetes.

The state did not update numbers Saturday, so these stats are for two days.