Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh, Louisiana Department Of Health Region 5 Medical Director, announced yesterday that Jeff Davis Parish has their first positive COVID-19 case.

Lttle is known about the patient at this time, but KPLC reported that the patient is currently not seeking medical care at a hospital or nursing facility.

The case was confirmed at the American Legion hospital in Jennings.

Jennings American Legion CEO, Dana Williams, says:

What’s important to know is that this is just the first identified case, we do fully expect that there are other cases out there.

For information from the CDC on how you can protect yourself from COVID-19, click here.

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