Louisiana has seen the fourth wave of COVID-19 come and go and now are experiencing the lowest number of hospitalized patients during the pandemic.

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As of November 4th, only 226 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state. Louisiana has seen several weeks of declining case trends and are seeing less infections and deaths.

The declining trend is a positive for the state, however, the Louisiana Department of Louisiana says that many parishes are still experiencing a high level of transmission and that no parish in the state has reached a "low" level of transmission yet.

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Around  51.2% of Louisiana residents have started the vaccination process, with about 47.2% currently fully vaccinated.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Louisiana has had 12,727 deaths related to COVID-19.

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Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.