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St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre tests positive for COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days

The department will continue to function smoothly in his absence, the sheriff said
Credit: St John Parish Sheriff's Office

NEW ORLEANS — St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre announced he has the coronavirus.  

 According to the Louisiana Department of Health as of Friday, there have been 1,403 coronavirus cases reported in St. John Parish and 92 deaths. 

Tregre said he started running a fever on Tuesday and got tested Wednesday.

The test result came back Thursday night; it was positive.

Tregre will quarantine for the next two weeks, he said.

The department will continue to function smoothly in his absence, the sheriff said

Tregre said he plans to return calls and emails depending on how he’s feeling.

This afternoon he told WWL-TV, Friday was the best day he’s had since being infected with the coronavirus. 

Tregre is now in his third term as St. John Parish Sheriff. 

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