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Most Acadiana parishes hold COVID-19 percent positivity rates above 10%

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Jan 13, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health are reporting that most parishes in Acadiana have COVID-19 percent positivity rates at or above 10%.

LDH updates its percent positivity rates each Wednesday. Of the percent positivity rates from Dec. 24 - 30 compared to Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, Jeff Davis Parish recorded the largest increase with 19.05%, followed by Vermilion Parish with 11.48%.

Gov. John Bel Edwards's latest emergency proclamation went into effect on Nov. 25 and moved the state back into a modified Phase 2 where bars that are in parishes that exceed 5% positivity for two consecutive weeks are required to cease serving patrons indoors.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that Louisiana will remain in a Phase 2 until Feb. 10.

The latest extension of the governor's emergency proclamation order keeps the COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, which includes the statewide mask mandate and limits bars in parishes that exceed 5% positivity for two consecutive weeks to cease serving patrons indoors.

According to LDH, here are the percent positivity rates for each parish in Acadiana as of Wednesday, Jan. 13:

Acadia

  • Dec. 17 - 23: 9.00%
  • Dec. 24 - 30: 9.20%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 9.00%
  • Week-to-Week change: -2.17%

Calcasieu Parish

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 16.60%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 16.70%
  • Week-to-Week change: 0.60%

Evangeline

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 14.10%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 15.00%
  • Week-to-Week change: 6.38%

Jeff Davis

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 8.40%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 10.00%
  • Week-to-Week change: 19.05%

Iberia

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 13.10%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 14.60%
  • Week-to-Week change: 11.45%

Lafayette

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 15.50%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 15.40%
  • Week-to-Week change: -0.65%

St. Landry

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 11.30%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 12.50%
  • Week-to-Week change: 10.62%

St. Martin

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 16.90%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 18.50%
  • Week-to-Week change: 9.47%

St. Mary

  • Dec. 17 - 23: 7.90%
  • Dec. 24 - 30: 10.70%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 11.20%
  • Week-to-Week change: 4.67%

Vermilion

  • Dec. 24 - 30: 12.20%
  • Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 13.60%
  • Week-to-Week change: 11.48%

According to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, as of Dec. 30, 2020, there are no parishes in the state that are eligible to opt in to indoor on premise consumption for bars.

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