With 1,799 new cases of coronavirus reported, hopes of a plateau or slow decline in new cases have reversed.
The today's number have driven the count of cases through the 115,000 number. There are now 116,280 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Hospitalizations, which showed a decline of 20 on Thursday, jumped by 22 today to 1,546.
Seventeen more people are now on ventilators bringing that count to 222.
The latest recovery numbers show 74,246 have recovered from COVID-19.
An additional 24 people succumb to the infection from yesterday.
Locally, these numbers break down as 129 new cases in Jefferson Parish and 51 new cases in Orleans Parish.