While the rest of the state seems to be trending downward to the point that Governor Jon Bel Edwards decreed that he would authorize that the state resume normal business trading on May 15th in Jackson Parish the numbers continue to rise.
According to reports supplied by the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office the death total has now reached four which is twice as many as a week ago. Positive test cases have also increased now sitting at 112 as of May 11th. Of those 90 are active cases, two are hospitalized and 18 have recovered.
“Please pray for all those affected by the virus and the health care workers taking care of them,” said Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown in a Facebook submittal. “I encourage people to be responsible and do their part to use personal protective equipment if you get out in areas where other people are gathered.”