Hospitalizations climb even as more than 20,000 Louisianans complete their COVID vaccinations

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The Louisiana Department of Health reports 4,673 new cases of coronavirus today, on 56,902 new tests. Total cases stand at 352,939.

Fifty-three more people have died from COVID-19, as total deaths are now 7,971.

Hospitalizations are up 53, at 2,035.

Since Thursday, the state reports another 78,113 doses of COVID vaccine administered. 21,652 people have received their second shot, which means they have as much immunity as the vaccine will give them. 138,046 people are awaiting their booster shot.