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St. Landry COVID-19 count steady

As of Thursday, the case count for COVID-19 in St. Landry Parish remained at 540 cumulative cases and 57 deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
The Department reported there have been 10,644 commercial tests and 540 state tests for the virus.
The one-week incident rate for the parish is 71.29 per 100,000.
There were 87 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the seven-parish Acadiana area, which is Region 4 of the Department of Health.
The number of people hospitalized is more than double from two weeks ago.
The increasing case count and hospitalizations prompted Gov. John Bel Edwards to keep the state in Phase 2 of reopening for 28 more days. The governor said he will reevaluate the order in two weeks.
Phase 2 began on June 5 and it allows restaurants, barbershops, retailers and other businesses to operate at 50% capacity. Employees with interact with the public are required to wear masks.
Bars without food service are allowed to operate at 25% of capacity.
The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state as of Thursday reached 3,051 with 53,415 cases. There were 653 people hospitalized with the virus and 77 were on ventilators.
The case count and deaths in parish surrounding St. Landry Parish as of Thursday were:
— Acadia, 745 cases, 35 deaths;
— Evangeline, 146 cases, one death;
— Lafayette, 1,723 cases, 37 deaths;
— Pointe Coupee, 229 cases, 27 deaths;
— St. Martin, 606 cases, 26 deaths;
— Avoyelles, 277 cases, 11 deaths.

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