Bossier Parish Leads Region in Student Covid Cases
Louisiana now has more than 18,000 students testing positive for COVID-19 and close to 2200 school staffers have tested positive.
In Region 7 in northwest Louisiana, Bossier Parish is reporting the highest number of students testing positive with 78 new student cases over the past week. This brings the total number of student cases in Bossier Parish to 714. 1 to 4 new cases among staffers have been reported bringing the total to 77 since the beginning of the school year. DeSoto Parish reports 15 new student cases bringing the total to 383 and a total of 25 staff cases since the school year started. Caddo Parish is reporting 103 new student cases over the past week which brings the student total to 225. The staff total is up to 28.
Here are the numbers for other parishes in region 7:
Student case total 106
Staff case total 11
Student case total 72
Staff case total 5
Student case total 162
Staff case total 19
Student case total 55
Staff case total 14
Student case total 113
Staff case total 13
Student case total 173
Staff case total 12
Across the state, St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Terrebonne, and Rapides Parishes report the highest numbers, but some of this reporting might be delayed because schools in several parishes were closed after the storm hit.
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