The big one-day increase in COVID-19 infections reported Thursday has much to do with a backlog of cases at commercial testing labs, said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The noon Thursday report shows that St. Mary Parish's COVID-19 case count grew by 16 to 42 since noon Wednesday, according to the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
Funeral homes are another sector of industry that has had to make adjustments in response to the threat of COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Gov.
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon on Tuesday announced a temporary mandate requiring insurers to cover post-transfer expenses for recovering COVID-19 patients.