Posted: Nov 3, 2009 12:28 PM by Letitia Walker
Updated: Nov 3, 2009 12:28 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says Louisiana's swine flu death toll is now at 30, with six deaths related to the virus in the past week.
Four - two boys and two women - were in the seven-parish Lafayette area.
The other two are a boy from the five-parish Lake Charles area and a woman from the five-parish area on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
The department says more vaccine is coming every week, and people should keep in touch with their doctors so they'll know when to make an appointment.
Officials say the state has ordered 332,700 doses, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta had sent about 253,800 doses by last Wednesday.
They say 544 providers in Louisiana have administered 31,094 doses.