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Louisiana Department of Health identifies COVID-19 clusters

(March 30) — The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
As of noon on March 30, the Department reported 485 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 4,025 positive cases.
Hospitalization
A total of 1,158 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized; of those, 385 patients require ventilation.
Long-term care facilities

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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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Zahara White zinnias. (LSU AgCenter photo)

Rx for stress: A row of zinnias

This coronavirus business is pretty gloomy stuff — forcing us into inconvenient changes in our lives, bringing real hardship to some of our neighbors, introducing uncertainty about what will happen next and how long it will last.
There’s no silver lining in this storm cloud.
But if we are forced to stay at home, there’s no better time of the year to interrupt the rush-rush of our regular routines. Spring is bursting out all over, and you’ll find no prettier place than south Louisiana when that happens.

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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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LED opens COVID-19 help desk for Louisiana businesses

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by COVID-19.
For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at LEDbiz@la.gov or via the toll-free hotline, 833-457-0531. The COVID-19 hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. High call volumes might result in delays. Callers are encouraged to keep trying, leave a voice mail or contact LED via email.

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