The staff of Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, Louisiana announced late Friday afternoon that a person there had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
According to the hospital's administration, the patient had recently been seen at the emergency room of the medical facility and was sent home for self-quarantine.
The administration said upon learning that the patient had tested positive, the individual and their doctor was notified of the finding. In addition all people that were in contact with the patient at the hospital were also notified.
KALB in Alexandria is also reporting that two case have been confirmed in Rapides Parish. At least one of the individuals diagnosed was reported to be undergoing treatment at Rapides Regional Medical Center.