Today's update on new COVID cases and deaths in Avoyelles Parish were apparently affected by incomplete laboratory reports.
Avoyelles had 49 new cases of coronavirus and another death over the past two days, according to the Louisiana Department of Health's official update at noon Sunday (Aug. 9).
Two more COVID-related deaths were added to Avoyelles Parish's official coronavirus numbers in Friday's (Aug. 7) official update from the Louisiana Department of Health.
Avoyelles Parish crossed a threshold nobody thought would happen just a few months ago. As of noon today (Aug. 6), the parish's official COVID-19 pandemic totals are 1,002 with 29 deaths.
Avoyelles Parish's daily increase of COVID cases was only six in Wednesday's noon update from the Louisiana Department of Health, making the total 987 cases.