Louisiana coronavirus: 265 new cases, 26 more deaths reported Friday; see latest data | Coronavirus

The Louisiana Department of Health reported 265 more coronavirus cases and 26 more deaths in its daily noon update Friday.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 18, and the number of patients in need of ventilators decreased by one.

Here are a few key statewide statistics as of Friday:

— Total cases: 170,878

— Total deaths: 5,442

— Currently hospitalized: 582

— Currently on ventilators: 78

— Presumed recovered: 157,873 as of Oct. 5 (updated weekly)

— Probable cases: 2,528 as of Oct. 7 (updated weekly)

Note: The Advocate and The Times-Picayune staff calculates daily case count increases based on the difference between today’s total and yesterday’s total of confirmed coronavirus cases. The Louisiana Department of Health releases a daily case count on Twitter based on the deletion of duplicate cases. That case count can be different than the one listed here.

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Fitness Friday: free weights | wtsp.com

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hotworx is the only 24-hour infrared fitness studio in Tampa. Inside the studio’s eight saunas, members will be able to virtually join HIIT or isometric workout classes! In addition, members will also have access to a free weight room. Learn more at hotworx.net.

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Whether it’s people making a difference, talented artists and musicians, delicious food, fun activities to do and make with the family, lovable animals, entertaining events and big names coming to town, we’ve got you covered. We hope to bring you a wealth of information to live your best life and start your morning right!

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Trump experienced oxygen drops Friday and Saturday, but he could be discharged Monday, doctor says

  • President Trump experienced two drops in his oxygen levels over the course of his coronavirus illness but has improved and may be discharged as soon as Monday, Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said. 
  • The president has been administered dexamethasone, a steroid that treats inflammation in Covid-19 patients and has been shown to help patients with severe or critical Covid-19. 
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief in the Trump administration, told CNBC’s Shepard Smith that he’s more concerned now about the president’s condition than he was before the Sunday briefing, citing the president’s dexamethasone treatment.  



a man wearing a suit and tie: White House physician Sean Conley answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of US President Donald Trump, on October 4, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.


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White House physician Sean Conley answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of US President Donald Trump, on October 4, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

President Donald Trump experienced two drops in his oxygen levels over the course of his coronavirus illness but

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Michigan Reports 780 New Coronavirus Cases, 7 New Deaths Friday

MICHIGAN — Michigan health officials reported nearly 800 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

The state added 780 new confirmed cases of the respiratory illness on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Michigan to 126,358. Meanwhile, officials also reported seven more people in Michigan have died from the virus, increasing the coronavirus death toll in the state to 6,788.

Nearly 900 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Michigan on Thursday. As of last week, more than 95,000 people in the state had recovered from the virus.

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Michigan is ranked 17th in the U.S. in reported cases of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. Michigan is ninth in reported coronavirus deaths.

According to the World Health Organization,

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Fitness Friday: hot pilates | wtsp.com

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla — You’ve probably heard of hot yoga, but today we’re doing hot pilates with Hotworx. Hotworx is the only 24hr infrared fitness studio in Tampa. Inside the studio’s 8 saunas, members will be able to virtually join HIIT or isometric workout classes! Learn more at hotworx.net or check out the South Tampa location for yourself.

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Free medicine will be offered at Gastonia event this Friday



a man standing next to a car: Pastor Claude Williams, president of United in Action of Stanley Churches, directs people where to go during the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church on Hickory Grove Road in Stanley. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]


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Pastor Claude Williams, president of United in Action of Stanley Churches, directs people where to go during the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church on Hickory Grove Road in Stanley. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]

Local residents will be able to get free cough and cold medicine, vitamins, allergy medication, first aid supplies and other items at a Mobile Free Pharmacy event set for this Friday in Gastonia.



Brenda Houston sorts through over-the-counter medicine orders for pickup during the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church on Hickory Grove Road in Stanley. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]


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Brenda Houston sorts through over-the-counter medicine orders for pickup during the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church on Hickory Grove Road in Stanley. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]

NC Med Assist is partnering with Atrium Health to host the free pharmacy event and provide residents in need with free over-the-counter medication.

The event will

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