COVID-19

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Ken Cochran, president and CEO of Opelousas General Health System, speaks at a news conference held Tuesday at the St. Landry Economic Development office. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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State Rep. Dustin Miller

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Bill Rodier, CEO of St. Landry Economic Development.

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Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor, left, speaks at the news conference held Tuesday at the St. Landry Economic Development office in Opelousas.

Model shows up to 3,000 COVID-19 cases in parish

After a news conference in Opelousas on Tuesday, Ken Cochran, president and CEO of Opelousas General Health System, said a model projects the number of COVID-19 cases at 800 to 3,000.
Even 800 cases would exceed the approximate 250 hospital beds in the parish.
During the news conference called by St. Landry Parish Government, Cochran said Opelousas hospital is renovating its fourth floor to create 24 isolation rooms. Once completed by end of this week, the hospital will have 41 isolation beds where negative air pressure reduces viral particles in the air, he said.

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Eunice mayor closes city parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot announced the closing of the city’s parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities effective today.
The mayor’s order is in compliance with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proclamation about staying at home.
The City of Eunice is committed to Louisiana’s effort of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the citizens of our community, Fontenot stated.

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Eunice had first positive COVID-19 test; death reported in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish has its first reported death from the coronavirus COVID-19, St. Landry Parish has 15 tested cases for the virus and the first positive case is being reported at Eunice’s Acadian Medical Center.
The death and case total for the parish are from the Louisiana Department of Health noon update.
There are no details from the health department about the cases or the death.
There are 4,025 cases in the state, 185 deaths in the state, 1,158 people in hospitals and 385 people are on ventilators.
Positive cases have been found in 59 of the 64 parishes.

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Public closings, phone numbers, websites, emails

Eunice City Hall
offices closing,
but staff available
by phone
The following City of Eunice buildings are closed to the public:
The Eunice City Hall at 300 South 2nd Street
The Eunice Library at South 2nd Street and Park Avenue
The Depot Museum and the CFMA Hall of Fame on C.C. Duson Street (La. 13).
Mayor Scott Fontenot announced the action is being taken on the recommendation of the State and guidelines for prevention of the spread of COVID-19, Employees will still be in office and able to assist the public by phone,

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