(WAFB) - This is your one-stop-shop guide to everything you need to know about the impact of COVID-19. Categories are listed alphabetically. If you have questions, Louisiana has a statewide call network. Please call 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211. If you are stressed out and need help from a free, confidential crisis counselor text REACHOUT to 741741.

Louisiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774

As of Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported the following coronavirus cases for the state:

  • 773,621 total cases - 832 new cases
  • 14,837 total deaths - 11 new deaths
  • 218 patients in hospitals - increase of 5 patients
  • 31 patients on ventilators - increase of 7 patients

“Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count,” LDH says.

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LOUISIANA VACCINE INFORMATION (Updated on Mondays and Thursdays)

As of Monday, Dec. 6, 2021:

Current phase of distribution: Everyone 5 and older

Vaccine Series Initiated - 2,570,841

Total Doses Administered - 4,704,144

Extra doses: 512,274

Completed Vaccine Series - 2,281,514

Vaccine Doses Administered since previous update - 25,944

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the following MIS-C cases, as of 12/6/2021:

Confirmed Cases: 278

Deaths: 14

Age Range: 0-20

Median Age: 10

Gender: Female 103 (37.4%) | Male 174 (62.6%)

Clinical Status: Hospitalized 3 (1.0%) Discharged 261 (93.9%) | Died 14 (5.0%)

Race: Asian 6 (2.2%) Black 132 (47.5%) Other 30 (10.9%) White 110 (39.7%) Unknown 0

Ethnicity: Hispanic 37 (13.4%) Non-Hispanic 241 (86.7%)

If all of this is a bit overwhelming and you need to lighten your mood, head on over to our section called Reason to Smile. We’re posting uplifting stories and sharing what real people are doing to keep finding joy in everyday life. We also have a corresponding Facebook group.

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