According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), statewide 2,284 more coronavirus cases and 24 more deaths were reported on Thursday’s daily noon update.
There have been 22,937 new test results reported to the state since Wednesday. Most of those tests were collected since July 7, per the LDH.
Out of those newly-reported tests, 9.94% of them were positive for coronavirus. The percent positive rate over the last week is 10.01%. In comparison, the average percent positive rate in Phase 1 was 4.78%.
Out of the 2,284 additional cases, 93% of them were linked to community spread, and 36% of them are under 30 years old, the LDH says.
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