Local Coronavirus Numbers Opposite of Statewide Trend

Louisiana reported 20 new coronavirus deaths Sunday, the lowest single-day death total in weeks. New cases and hospitalizations also trended downward Sunday as the state remains under Gov. John Bel Edwards’ stay-at-home order, which remains in place through May 15th. The state’s death toll stands at 1,969.

The Louisiana’s Department of Health reported 200 new cases Sunday, also one of the lowest single-day totals in weeks, for a total of 29,340 cases. Hospitalizations declined by 15 Sunday to 1,530, while the number of patients on ventilators ticked up by five to 213. Unlike the statewide trend Jackson Parish continued to show an increase in COVID-19 cases. As of May 4, 2020 the numbers supplied by the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office showed:
1. Positive cases tested – 89
2. Recovered – 13
3. Hospitalized – 4
4. Deaths – 2
5. Active cases – 74

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