Tuesday's COVID update from the state showed another double-digit increase in both "confirmed" and "probable" new cases in Avoyelles Parish.
Hurricane Iota became a Category 5 monster storm earlier today and is only an hour away from landfall in Nicaragua, close to where Hurricane Eta struck two weeks ago.
Avoyelles Parish had six new confirmed cases of COVID in the Monday update from the state health department. There were no additional COVID-related deaths.
A Simmesport man was fatally shot Friday night on the porch of his home, Simmesport Police Chief Glenn Hall said..
Avoyelles Parish's may be worse than previously thought, based on the new way the state health department is reporting statewide and parish totals for cases and COVID-related deaths.