Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory says the recent increase in COVID-19 cases locally is due to the increased level of testing in the parish.
From Lafayette Consolidated Government:
“Over the past week our parish has reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, I raised concerns with our Medical Task Force about this issue. Dr. Stefanski and the members of the team are in agreement that we are seeing significantly more cases because the level of testing in our parish has increased substantially in recent weeks. The rate of positive cases reported remains relatively stable. I am grateful for their guidance and insight on this question. Our vigilance and diligence in social distancing and observing proper hygiene are still just as important to stopping the spread of the virus. Personal responsibility remains the most effective tool in combating this public health emergency. The solution begins with me and you.” -Mayor President Josh Guillory