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There is a fourth positive test for COVID-19 in Lafourche Parish.

Parish President Archie Chaisson alerted the Gazette to the positive test earlier this morning. New Louisiana Department of Health figured backed that up, as well, lifting Lafourche from 3 to 4 cases.

Terrebonne, too, got its 4th positive test overnight. 

Louisiana numbers continue to rise, jumping from 280 cases to 347 cases from Wednesday's 5:30 p.m. to this morning.

The biggest cluster of cases remains in the New Orleans area with Orleans Parish seeing 231 cases and Jefferson having 62 cases. There have been 8 COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana. Six in Orleans, 1 in Jefferson and 1 in St. James. 

Chaisson said he will update the parish on Facebook Live around noon. He told The Gazette this morning that the case is being treated at Thibodaux Regional. 

The Parish President and Governor John Bel Edwards have both urged caution to locals in recent days, stressing that the number of cases in the state and, likely, the parish, will grow. Both have said that this doesn't necessarily mean that more people are sick, per se, but there are just hundreds of tests that are pending, and as those results come in, it's highly likely that there will be some positives.

Nationally, there are now close to 9,500 cases of COVID-19 with more than 150 deaths.

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