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Ascension Parish reported 294 additional COVID-19 cases this week

Bryce Phelps, 3, picks a lollipop after receiving his Pfizer vaccine Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Bloom Pediatrics in Birmingham, Alabama.

Louisiana reported 13,968 new cases of coronavirus in the week ended Sunday, up from 13,893 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Louisiana ranked sixth among the states with the fastest spread of the coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Last week, coronavirus cases in the United States rose 11.8% from the previous week, with 800,077 cases reported. With 1.4% of the country’s population, Louisiana had 1.75% of the country’s cases over the past week. Across the country, 38 states had more cases in the last week than the week before.

Johns Hopkins University collected data from Louisiana on an irregular schedule, which skewed week-to-week comparisons.

Ascension Parish reported 294 cases and one death in the last week. A week earlier it had reported 397 cases and one death. 36,681 cases and 295 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.

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