Monday's update for Avoyelles Parish's battle with COVID should be taken with more than a few grains of salt, based on past almost no-show reports in the past.
The weekend COVID update for Avoyelles saw 29 new cases but no additional deaths.
The Friday update from the Louisiana Department of Health reports Avoyelles Parish had 24 additional cases -- 18 confirmed and six probable -- and no additional deaths since Thursday.
Avoyelles Parish's grim fight with COVID-19 got grimmer Thursday when the state reported an additional 25 cases and two COVID-related deaths in its noon update.
Avoyelles Parish was hit with another double-digit increase in the number of newly identified COVID-19 cases, but made it through another day with no additional deaths from the persistent virus.