Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended Phase 2 of the COVID recovery plan to Aug. 7. He made the announcement during a press conference that began at 2:30 p.m. today.
Avoyelles suffered another one-day record for COVID-19 in today's noon update from the Louisiana Department of Health.
As of noon Monday, Avoyelles Parish's official numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic showed 655 cases and 20 deaths.
After a Saturday with no official update, Avoyelles Parish received one of its worst daily reports of the pandemic with the total cases increasing 31 -- from 588 to 619 -- and the death toll rising
The Louisiana Department of Health has discontinued updating COVID-19 numbers on Saturdays.