LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Ochsner Lafayette General announced in a social media post that 1,003 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in its hospitals across Louisiana and coastal Mississippi as of Sunday.

“Ochsner Health now has 1,003 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across our system. On July 20, we had 313,” the post read.

In announcing the grim numbers, Ochsner said 90% or 903 of those hospitalized were unvaccinated.

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