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.
Louisiana’s death toll has climbed to 1,103.
Louisiana is among the states where the coronavirus is disproportionately affecting African American communities.
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.