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OLOL admits highest number of COVID patients since April 2020

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Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 4:38 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) in Baton Rouge reported a total of 119 COVID-19 patients currently admitted to their hospital as of Wednesday, July 28, a spokesman said.

“That’s the highest number admitted since April 20, 2020,” OLOL spokesperson Ryan Cross said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

The hospital’s highest in-patient COVID-19 count was 138 patients on April 13, 2020.

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As of Wednesday, there were 1,524 COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

On Tuesday, July 27, LDH reported the Baton Rouge area had the highest share of daily COVID-19 cases.

OLOL and two other area hospitals, Baton Rouge General and Ochsner Medical Center, started a partnership Tuesday to share combined, daily patient counts from all three hospitals with the public.

On Wednesday, all three hospitals had a combined total of 213 unvaccinated COVID patients and 35 vaccinated COVID patients.

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