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Louisiana's Thursday COVID report: 1,135 new cases; 41 more deaths

The News-Star (Monroe) logoThe News-Star (Monroe) 8/13/2020 Greg Hilburn, Monroe News-Star
A nurse holds a swabs-and-test-tube kit to test people for COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus. © Paul Sancya/AP A nurse holds a swabs-and-test-tube kit to test people for COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus.

Louisiana reported 1,135 new cases Thursday for a total of 135,439 since the state's first reported case in March.

More than 100,000 recoveries have been reported.

Forty-one more deaths were reported Thursday for a total of 4,279.

Hospitalizations fell by 39 for a total of 1,281, while the number of patients on ventilators fell by 15 to 196.

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Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Network of Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @GregHilburn1.

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