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Free COVID-19 testing available Concordia Parish, three new positive cases

VIDALIA — On Tuesday, the Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness reported three new positive COVID-19 cases in the parish and a total of 114 cases reported in the parish since the outbreak.

All three of the new COVID-19 cases were African American and female patients who are ages 18, 34, and 26, said Concordia Parish OEP Director, Timothy Vanier.

Out of the total number of COVID-19 cases, 92 were African American, 20 were Caucasian and two were Hispanic, Vanier said.

Vanier said 73 of the COVID-19 patients since the outbreak were female and 41 were male.

As of Tuesday, Vanier said there are 44 active COVID-19 cases, 64 inactive cases and six COVID-19 deaths in the parish with the majority of patients being between 40 and 60 years old.

Vanier said there would be free COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, at Monterey High School and again from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Old Concordia Parish Library at 8723 Louisiana Highway 566 in Clayton.

For more information, the Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness can be reached at 318-414-1678 or by email to oep@conppj.org.