Statement from St. Mary Parish Coroner Dr. Eric Melancon:
“Currently St. Mary Parish has 127 cases of COVID-19. There were four deaths that were COVID-19 positive, although one of the deaths was a on Hospice.
Legacy Healthcare of Franklin currently has 23 active residents with COVID19 and two deaths at the facility. There are also two employees who are positive. They also have numerous tests pending but the exact number cannot be quantified as outside physicians may have done the testing. Legacy of Franklin has been diligent in containment efforts and Parish officials have worked closely with me and input from Region 3 LDH. We ask that everyone in the community help by continuing their isolation efforts and hand washing regimen to reduce the risk of spread.