Covid Case numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate in nearly all of the northwestern parishes of region 7. Sabine Parish has the lowest percentage rate of vaccinated residents in the region at 24%.
Along with a low ratio of vaccinated adults per capita, the parish also had a 118% increase in cases. This moves the parish to 3,041 total cases and 64 COVID-19 deaths.
Sabine Parish has been recognized as a hotspot for a potential COVID outbreak and the District Attorney’s Office is urging everyone eligible to get vaccination to avoid another lockdown.
According to the Sabine Parish office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the percent of positive test results is up 1.20% from last week while the percent of population vaccinated is only up 1%. Currently, Sabine parish has one of the lowest vaccination percentages in the area at 23%.
While the area had previously seen a steady decline in cases, the recent results after a two week period showed that Sabine Parish has a 22% increase in COVID-19 cases. The parish has 3,017 cases and 64 COVID-19 deaths overall.
Sabine Parish Homeland Security shared the following stats on July 7th;
TOTAL CASES 484,577 (up 3701)
TOTAL DEATHS 10,763 (up31)
HOSPITALIZED 338 (up 44)
VENTED 33 (UP 3)
TOTAL POSITIVE CASES 3011 (up 8)
PROPOSED RECOVERED 3003
TOTAL ACTIVE CASES 8 (up 1)
TOTAL DEATHS 64 (no change)
POSITIVITY TEST RESULTS 2.20% (up 1.20%)
TOTAL VACCINATED IN SABINE 6177 (up 63)
PERCENT OF POPULATION VACCINATED 26% (up 1%)
Due to these reports, the Sabine Parish District Attorney’s Office is urging residents to get their vaccinations. “Sabine Parish is included in a national hotspot for a potential outbreak of Covid because of low vaccination rate. We are also at risk for variants to develop. Please folks get vaccinated! No one wants to go back living like we were a year ago and it is so unnecessary.“