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Tangipahoa Parish second in nation for skyrocketing COVID cases

Tangipahoa Parish is one of the leading parishes/counties in the nation for current COVID numbers. The percent positivity rate is 16.7 percent. The CEO of the main hospital in the parish is extremely concerned and expressed her frustration at Governor John Bel Edwards news conference Monday afternoon. "This morning we had a 24 year old die of COVID, unvaccinated. It was preventable and in the last two weeks, we've had 14 deaths; most between 24 and 55 years old," Michele Sutton, CEO of North Oaks Health System said. 416 new cases and seven deaths were reported Monday in Tangipahoa Parish. That includes weekend numbers. Out of every county in the country, Tangipahoa Parish is second based on COVID cases and hospitalizations, according to the New York Times latest tracker map based on data from state health departments.
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