COVID-19

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Parish nursing home has most deaths in state

The J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville reports the most COVID-19 deaths of any nursing home in the state.
On Monday, the Louisiana Department of Health released COVID-19 data from the state’s licensed nursing homes.
The Arnaudville nursing home was among the hardest hit facilities in the state. Besides the 34 deaths among its 147 patients, 68 patients contracted the virus as did 29 staff members.

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St. Landry Parish curfew lifted; courthouse to open

The St. Landry Parish nightly curfew expired at 6 a.m. Friday.
The parish-wide curfew was put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the governor’s stay-at-home order that has also expired.
The parish government will begin reopening face-to-face operations in many of its offices next week. Masks will be required on entry into parish buildings, and temperature checks will be conducted.
Parish buildings will still enforce limited access and strict social distancing standards as part of the state’s Phase 1 reopening.

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Covid-19 death toll at 51 in St. Landry Parish

The death toll from Covid-19 in St. Landry Parish stood at 51 in the noon Louisiana Department of Health report on the virus.
St. Landry Parish’s cases had reached 244 with 254 state tests and 3,280 commercial tests.
In the state, there have been culmulative 33,837 cases reported with 2,382 deaths. There were 1,091 people in hospitals and 132 of those were on ventilators. There were 66 probable deaths from the coronavirus.
The Department counts 11,114 tests at the state lab and 242,075 at commercial labs.

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Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City, said constituents feel uneasy about the state’s plans to trace people who have come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Virus tracing makes some Republicans queasy

Republican legislators said this week that many of their constituents are uneasy about contact tracing, a key tool in the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan to determine who has been in contact with someone who tests positive for the virus so they can quarantine and prevent further spread.

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