Two members of the National Guard in March standing at the drive-through coronavirus testing site at Armstrong Park. (Michael Isaac Stein/The Lens)

Louisiana’s health department recorded 1,356 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, its highest day of positive COVID-19 cases since April 7. The number is striking, but it adds to recent trends showing rising cases and hospitalizations in the state.

The numbers come one day after Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state would stay in Phase 2 for another 28 days, based on the worrying data.

The health department said the majority of tests for which results were reported today were collected between June 15 and June 23. Of those cases, it attributed 95 percent to community spread.

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