Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana sees lowest increase in cases in weeks

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana sees lowest increase in cases in weeks
Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana sees lowest increase in cases in weeks

Hard-hit Louisiana on Wednesday saw its lowest daily increase of cases in weeks. The number of positive people went up just 2%, now at 21,951, according to the state’s Department of Health.

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Louisiana’s death toll has climbed to 1,103.

Louisiana is among the states where the coronavirus is disproportionately affecting African American communities.

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As of Tuesday, African Americans made up 59.29% of Louisiana’s COVID-19 deaths, state officials said. African Americans account for 32% of the population of the state, according to census data.

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