BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Health reported Wednesday 582 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths. Confirmed cases stand at 371,100 and 8,973 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
The health department reported 588 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19 and 78 were on ventilators.
As of March 1, 415,954 patients have recovered.