Ashley Mott
Monroe News-Star

Published 1:33 PM EDT Mar 31, 2020

Increased COVID-19 testing across northeast Louisiana led to the first double-digit climb in cases in Ouachita Parish. 

Between Monday and Tuesday number updates, Ouachita cases jumped from 44 to 57. According to LDH numbers, 98 new tests were completed in the same time period. 

Cases in Lincoln Parish increased by four to 12 while Jackson Parish also added a case. 

The case numbers in the remainder of NELA parishes remained relatively consistent.

A case in Caldwell Parish was reassigned to another location, reducing the case count to zero. West Carroll and Tensas are also without a confirmed case. 

Total cases across NELA now number 92. Statewide COVID-19 positive numbers reached 5,237 on Tuesday with 239 deaths reported.

More: Louisiana suffers deadliest coronavirus day with 54 new deaths, more than 1,200 new cases

NELA positive COVID-19 case numbers by parish as of Tuesday, March 31

Ouachita, 57Lincoln, 12Union, 9Franklin, 5Jackson, 3Morehouse, 2Richland, 2East Carroll, 1Madison, 1Caldwell, 0Tensas, 0West Carroll, 0

Testing numbers for NELA

Ouachita: 57 cases | 99 state tests | 1,014 commercial testsLincoln: 12 cases | 10 state tests | 153 commercial testsUnion: 9 cases | 3 state tests | 12 commercial testsFranklin: 5 cases | 9 state tests | 61 commercial tests Jackson: 3 cases | 13 state tests | 277 commercial tests Morehouse: 2 cases | 5 state tests | 13 commercial tests Richland: 2 cases | 0 state tests | 80 commercial testsEast Carroll: 1 case | 0 state tests | 22 commercial testsMadison: 1 case | 0 state tests | 0 commercial testsCaldwell:  0 cases | 4 state tests | 21 commercial testsTensas: 0 cases| 0 state tests | 0 commercial testsWest Carroll: 0 cases | 0 state tests | 4 commercial tests


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