249 new coronavirus cases in Louisiana

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The Louisiana Department of Health reports 249 new cases of coronavirus today. It pushes the state's total to 161,462.

Nine reported deaths puts the state's total mortality at 5,207.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to fall. 587 patients in today's report is nine fewer than the weekend. That's the lowest it has been in three months.