Winn Parish LDH COVID Weekly Update 1/28/2021

According to the Louisiana Department of Health website on January 28, 2020, Winn Parish reported 1,378 (1079 confirmed – 299 probable) total new cases of COVID 19. An increase of 33 cases since 1-21-2021. One additional deaths was reported in Winn Parish increasing the parish total to 35 (29 confirmed – 6 probable). The current case count as of 1-25-21 is 323.

Cases are very high and have stayed about the same over the past two weeks. The number of hospitalized Covid patients has fallen in the Winn Parish area. Deaths have remained at about the same level. The test positivity rate in Winn Parish is high, suggesting that cases may be undercounted.

An average of 6 cases per day were reported in Winn Parish, about the same as the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 10 residents have been infected.

Nov. 2020 was the worst month for cases in Winn Parish.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Winn Correctional Center

According to ICE.GOV as of 1/26/2020 there are 4 detainees with confirmed cases of COVID 19 currently under isolation or monitoring at the Winn Correctional Center (WCC). There have been  no additional deaths keeping the total number of deaths of a detainee who died after testing positive for COVID-19 while in ICE custody at WCC at one. There have been 287 total confirmed COVID-19 cases at WCC since testing began in February 2020. 

There have been no official numbers reported by Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office or LaSalle Management regarding number of positive COVID cases or deaths amongst staff at WCC. 

Winn Parish Long-Term Care Facilities

The latest Nursing Home Report dated  January 27, 2020, reflects  three new cases among residents, and one new case among staff reported for this week at Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehab Center. Winnfield Nursing & Rehab reported no new cases among residents, and no new cases among staff.

FacilityAutumn LeavesWinnfield Nursing & Rehab
ParishWinnWinn
Resident Census8175
Total COVID-19 Cases
Among Residents
4266
New COVID-19 Cases
Among Residents
Since Last Report (1-20-21)
30
Of Total Resident Cases, Number Whose Infections Began at this Facility4162
Total Residents
Recovered
3556
Total COVD-19 Deaths
Among Residents
210
Total COVID-19 Cases
Among Staff
4243
New COVID-19 Cases
Among Staff
Since Last Report (1-20-21)
10
Total Staff Recovered3943

Winn Parish Schools

COVID-19 cases reported to LDH by K-12 Winn Parish Schools as of the 1/13/21 report:

ParishNo. of Schools
in Parish
Faculty/
Staff/
Volunteer
Total Cases
Student
Total Cases
Faculty/
Staff/
Volunteer
Cases Reported
1/18 – 1/24
Student
Reported
1/18- 1/24
Winn64511878
Cases are defined as individuals reported to have positive SARS-CoV-2 molecular or antigen laboratory tests. Cases are self-reported
by K-12 schools currently enrolled in the school reporting system.

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