Louisiana now has 19,683 students testing positive for COVID-19 and more than 2300 school staffers have tested positive. These latest numbers are from the September 20-26 timeframe from the Department of Health.

In Region 7 in northwest Louisiana, Bossier Parish is reporting the highest number of students testing positive with 62 new student cases over the past week. This brings the total number of student cases in Bossier Parish to 776. 9 new cases among staffers have been reported bringing the total to 86 since the beginning of the school year. DeSoto Parish reports 6 new student cases bringing the total to 389 and a total of 25 staff cases since the school year started. Caddo Parish is reporting 65 new student cases over the past week which brings the student total to 393. The staff total is up to 33.

Here are the numbers for other parishes in region 7:


Student case total 114

Staff case total 11


Student case total 76

Staff case total 5


Student case total 258

Staff case total 28

Red River 

Student case total 66

Staff case total 14


Student case total 120

Staff case total 13


Student case total 193

Staff case total 12

Across the state, St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Terrebonne, and Rapides Parishes report the highest numbers.

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