Sept. 25 COVID update: 17 new cases out of 328 tests
Avoyelles had what could probably be described as a "normal" update when the state Health Department reported the COVID figures for Friday.
The parish had 17 new cases out of the 328 test results in the Friday report, for a one-day positivity rate of just over 5 percent. As of Friday, the parish's official totals since March are 1514 cases, 54 deaths and 23,105 people tested.
The state had one-day totals of 698 new cases, 21 additional deaths and 18,531 test results, for a snapshot positivity rate of under 4 percent.
State pandemic totals as of Friday are 163,928 cases, 5,262 deaths and 2,254,841 tests.