Louisiana COVID-19 deaths surpass 5,000

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Deaths from the coronavirus in Louisiana surpassed 5,000 today. Forty-one more deaths brings the state's pandemic total to 5,032. 

844 new cases of coronavirus in Louisiana today pushes the state's total to 156,174.

The good news: there are fewer hospitalizations - down 39 in today's report of 723. That is the lowest it has been since June 29.