UPDATE: As of noon Saturday, April 25, there had been 14 deaths reported for Washington Parish, and a total of 241 cases. Statewide, there had been 1,644 deaths reported and a total of 26,512 cases reported.
UPDATE: As of noon Wednesday, April 22, there had been 13 deaths reported in Washington Parish and a total of 214 cases. Statewide, there were 1,473 deaths and 25,258 reported cases.
UPDATE: As of noon Friday, there had been 11 deaths reported for Washington Parish, with a total of 184 cases in the parish. Statewide, there were 1,213 deaths, with a total of 23,118 cases reported.
UPDATE: As of noon Thursday, there have been 10 deaths reported for Washington Parish, with a total of 179 coronavirus cases. Statewide, there have been 1,156 deaths reported, with a total of 22,532 cases.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE; As of noon Tuesday, there have now been 9 reported Coronavirus deaths for Washington Parish residents. A total of 162 cases have been reported for the parish.
Meanwhile, as of noon Tuesday there had been 1,013 deaths statewide, with a total of 21,513 reported cases. Coronavirus has now been reported in all 64 parishes in Louisiana.
In another development, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced late Monday that public schools in the state will not re-open for the 2019-2020 school year. School officials in Washington Parish were anticipating the announcement. Parish school superintendent Frances Varnado has said that regardless of the school closure, the Class of 2020 will have graduation ceremonies at each of the parish's public high schools. However, she said the graduation ceremonies will be postponed until late June or even July.
Also, the spring election that had been postponed until June 20 has been postponed again. Now it is scheduled for July 11. This election involves presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties. With the nominees for both parties now solid (President Trump and Joe Biden), the primaries in Louisiana don't mean much. But a judicial election involving Washington Parish has also been postponed until July 11. In that election, Judge Rick Swartz and Judge Beth Wolfe are vying to fill the Court of Appeal seat left vacant when Judge Will Crain was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court.