The number of people testing positive for the COVID-19 virus in the parish is increasing with a positivity of 15.2% this past week. There are 52 new cases confirmed out of 341 more people tested.
Overall the parish positivity is 9.3% based upon a total of 516 cases and 5554 tests.
One more death was attributed to the virus this past week. A total of 25 people have now died as a result of the virus.
Green Meadow Haven reported no additional cases of the virus among residents or staff members during the past week.
Editor’s Note: My observation is that there is not widespread testing in the parish. It does not appear to your editor that anyone has any idea of the exact situation, or the exact percent of the population that actually have contracted the disease. Red River is not unique in this status. Health officials do not release the numbers of people who they do not test, however many readers comment to The Journal that they are turned away when they request a test, even in several cases where they were reporting symptoms. This lack of information could cause some citizens to reach incorrect assumptions.
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