Louisiana now has more than 18,000 students testing positive for COVID-19 and close to 2200 school staffers have tested positive.

Erin McCarty

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:

Bienville

Student case total 106

Staff case total 11

Claiborne 

Student case total 72

Staff case total 5

Natchitoches

Student case total 162

Staff case total 19

Red River 

Student case total 55

Staff case total 14

Sabine 

Student case total 113

Staff case total 13

Webster

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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