Louisiana Department of Health

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St. Landry, Acadia bars OK’d to open

St. Landry and Acadia parish bars were cleared to reopen after the Louisiana Department of Health reported COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 5% for the last two weeks.
Gov. John Bell Edwards rules for Phase 3 reopening require parishes to report two consecutive weeks of positivity rates of less than 5% for bars to reopen. If rates rise above 10%, bars will be closed again.
St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard opted to allow the parish bars as did Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry.

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4th child death related to COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting a fourth death related to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
MIS-C is a serious health condition in young people less than 21 years of age where different body organs can become inflamed and fail. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling extra tired.

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Department of Health reporting COVID-19 cases by census tract

The Louisiana Department of Health on Monday began posting an interactive map of COVID-19 cases by census tract.
The map is part of the department’s dashboard of COVID-19 data at ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/
The map helps answer the public’s question about how close the virus is hitting to home.
On Tuesday, the map stated a number of cases by tract, but on Wednesday the map stated ranges such as 1-5 for case numbers.

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29 dead in St. Landry Parish from COVID-19

There have been 29 deaths from COVID-19 in St. Landry Parish as of the noon Wednesday report on the Louisiana Department of Health’s website, ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.
There have been 140 cases in St. Landry Parish.
For the first time the Department offers a breakdown on race in the deaths from the coronavirus, but those numbers did not match the total deaths given.
In St. Landry Parish, four of the deaths were blacks; 20 where whites; and two are listed as unknown race.
Area parish COVID-19 counts include:
Evangeline, 44 cases; no deaths.

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Virus claims 16 lives in St. Landry Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health is attributing 16 deaths in St. Landry Parish to COVID-19.
As of noon Wednesday there has been 116 cases of the virus in the parish.
In the state, there have been 21,951 cases and 1,103 deaths. The state reports 1,943 people are hospitalized and 425 of those are on ventilators.
The virus has been founded in a 64 parishes.
In Acadia Parish, there have been 105 cases and five death.
In Evangeline Parish, there have been 40 cases and no deaths.
In Lafayette Parish, there have been 375 cases and 16 deaths.


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