Coronavirus

Herd immunity levels of vaccinations have again enabled Lafourche Parish nursing homes to remain without a reported COVID case for another week.

The Louisiana Department of Health released their weekly COVID report on long-term care facilities today and for another week, Lafourche Parish did not have a single coronavirus case in nursing home residents.

The parish has 5 reporting facilities (Audubon Health and Rebab, Broadway Nursing and Rehab Center, Lafourche Home for the Aged, South Lafourche Nursing and Rehab and Thibodaux Healthcare Center).

Four of those facilities reported numbers this week with South Lafourche Nursing and Rehab not reporting. The four others all had 0 COVID cases in nursing home residents, continuing a statewide trend.

Sources tell The Gazette that South Lafourche Nursing and Rehab locked down yesterday due to a staff positive. 

The facilities also reported 0 new COVID cases in employees.

Lafourche nursing homes have herd immunity levels of vaccinations amongst residents, which is helping to limit the spread.

Audubon Health and Rehab's residents have a 87% vaccination rate; Broadway has a 98% vaccination rate; Lafourche Home for the Aged has a 90% vaccination rate; and Thibodaux Healthcare has a 90% vaccination rate.

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