Results from some coronavirus tests administered last week at the Cajundome drive-thru site are among those reported Wednesday for Lafayette Parish, including some of the eight new positive cases.The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported 65 COVID-19 deaths in the state and 1,795 confirmed cases Wednesday, an increase of 407 from Tuesday.An additional eight cases were reported Wednesday in Lafayette Parish, bringing the total to 20, including a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. Across Acadiana, 36 cases confirmed by lab tests have been reported, Dr. Tina Stefanski, regional medical director with the Office of Public Health in Acadiana, said at a press conference Wednesday. Jeff Davis Parish on Wednesday became one of 48 Louisiana parishes with at least one confirmed positive coronavirus case, and St. Mary Parish added three new cases.”We have hundreds of tests outstanding,” from the Cajundome testing site and in-patient testing as some local coronavirus patients are being treated in area hospitals, Stefanski said. “And as those results come back, we expect the numbers to increase.”UL Lafayette notified students, staff and faculty Wednesday that… Read full this story
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