No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Avoyelles today

No more cases of Covid-19 were reported today in Avoyelles Parish.

As of noon, there was a total to 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Avoyelles Parish, up from 64 from yesterday with the official count of the three deaths.

The parish has now conducted 701 COVID tests.

State Rep. Daryl Deshotel said he believes we have met the peak in Avoyelles.

The case numbers released by the state each day contain tests which were conducted as long as a week ago.

The state has not released figures of how many people in Avoyelles are in the hospital with severe symptoms, at home with mild symptoms or have fully recovered from the illness. About a week ago, there were five cases in Avoyelles which were serious enough to require hospitalization, according to a local source. There is also at least two persons who have run the course of the illness in Avoyelles and are near complete recovery, according to reliable sources.

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STATE DEATHS
According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 23,580 positive cases have been confirmed in the state with 1267 deaths. 1761 are hospitalized, and 347 of those on ventilators.

Schools and many businesses remain closed as the "Stay at Home" strategy is the main weapon of defense against COVID-19 until there is a vaccine and/or cure.
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TIMELINE OF AVOYELLES

The timeline of state-reported cases in Avoyelles:
March 22 - First case reported
March 24 - 2 new cases, total 3
March 23- (Stay at Home order started at 5 p.m. by Governor)
March 25 - 2 new cases, total 5
March 26 - 3 new cases total 8
March 27 - 3 new cases, total 11
March 28 - 2 new cases, total 13
March 29 - 0 new cases, total 13
March 30 - 1 new case, total 14
March 31 - 5 new cases, total 19
March 31 - First death from Coronavirus reported in Avoyelles
April 1 - 12 new cases, total 31
April 2 - 3 new cases, total 34
April 3 - 3 new cases, total 37
Parish wide curfew takes effect
April 4 - 0 new cases, total 36 (duplicate test removed)
April 5 - 1 new case, total 37
April 6 - 3 new cases, total 40
April 7 - 5 new cases, total 45
April 8 - 3 new cases, total 48
Local hospital report blood shortage
April 9 - 8 new cases, total 56
April 10 - 0 new cases total 56
April 11 - 5 new cases, total 61
April 12 - 0 new cases, total 61
April 13 - 3 new cases, total 64
April 15 - 0 new cases, total 64
April 17 - 2 new cases, total 66
April 18 - 0 new cases, total 68

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In surrounding parishes, Rapides and St. Landry are each reporting more positive cases than Avoyelles:

PARISHES SHARING A COMMON BORDER WITH AVOYELLES AS OF APRIL 11:
Catahoula - 20 cases with 1 fatal case;
Concordia - 17 cases, with one death
Evangeline - 34 cases
Lasalle - 10 cases
Pointe Coupee - 40 cases, with two deaths
Rapides - 168 cases with 5 deaths
St. Landry - 109 cases with 11 deaths
West Feliciana - 45 positive cases


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STATE WIDE
April 5 - 13,010 cases, 477 deaths, 1,803 in hospitals

April 6 - 14,867 cases, 512 deaths, 1,890 in hospitals

April 7 - 16,284 cases, 582 deaths

April 8. 17,030 cases, 652 deaths, 1,983 in hospitals

April 10 - 19,253 cases, 755 deaths, 2,054 hospitalized

April 11 0 20,014 cases, 806 deaths, 2,067 hospitalized

April 13 - 21,016 cases, 884 deaths, 2,134 hospitalized

April 15, 21,951 cases, 1,103 deaths, 1,943 hospitalized

April 16 - 22,532 cases, 1,156 deaths, 1,914 hospitalized

April 18, 23,580 cases, 1,267 deaths, 1,761 hospitalized

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