COVID-19 IN SWLA: Now 11 cases in Allen Parish, 8 of those at federal prison

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COVID-19 IN SWLA: Now 11 cases in Allen Parish, 8 of those at federal prison

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - There are now 42 cases of COVID-19 in Calcasieu Parish, bringing the total in Southwest Louisiana to 64.

Eleven confirmed cases have been reported in Allen Parish, where five prisoners and three guards Oakdale Federal Correctional Facility have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

Patrick Jones, 49, a prisoner at Oakdale FCC, died Saturday from the virus. His death is not yet reflected under Allen Parish on the Louisiana Department of Health website.

Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard, Jeff Davis and Vernon parishes all saw an increase of at least one confirmed case in the numbers released by the state at noon Monday.

There are no confirmed cases in Cameron Parish.



There are now 64 cases across Southwest Louisiana.

ALLEN - 11 cases, 0 deaths

BEAUREGARD - 5 cases, 0 deaths

CALCASIEU - 42 cases, 1 death

CAMERON - NO reported cases

JEFF DAVIS - 3 cases, 0 deaths

VERNON - 3 cases, 0 deaths

Across the state, there are 4,025 positive cases and 185 deaths. Click HERE for more. The state updates the website daily, at noon.

PARISH INFORMATION

CALCASIEU PARISH

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Calcasieu was reported on Thursday, March 19. Parish officials reported one death from COVID-19 on Monday, March 23. It is the first death from COVID-19 reported in Southwest Louisiana.

The person who died was 77 years old.

ALLEN PARISH

The Louisiana Department of Health reported the first two positive cases of coronavirus in Allen Parish on its website Monday, March 23.

Both cases are at Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

Two more cases were announced on Thursday, March 26.

Patrick Jones, 49, a prisoner at Oakdale FCC, died Saturday, March 28, from the virus. He complained of a persistent cough on Thursday, March 19, and was transported to a local hospital. He was placed on a ventilator on Friday, March 20.

BEAUREGARD PARISH

Beauregard Parish reported its first positive case of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 21. Beauregard Parish officials said in a news release that they were advised by the state today that a test had come back positive. Read the full news release HERE.

JEFF DAVIS PARISH

There is now one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jeff Davis Parish, officials announced on Tuesday, March 24.

VERNON PARISH

Representatives with Byrd Hospital in Leesville confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 at their facility on Saturday, March 21. The patient is no longer at the hospital.

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