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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS scam targeting COVID-19 stimulus checks

Scams are popping up as people try to take advantage of other amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Public Information Officer for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Drew David would like to inform the public of a scam which has criminals posing as the IRS.
“With the recent passage of the stimulus package pertaining to COVID-19,” David said, “several people will be receiving checks by mail or direct deposit in the near future. Sadly there is a criminal element already poised to hurt people at the most vulnerable time of their lives.”

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Abbeville General

Abbeville General scales back COVID-19 testing; No testing being done at Erath clinic

After a week of testing for COVID 19, Abbeville General has decided to scale back and only test three days a week, and no testing will take place today.
On Wednesday, 14 people were screened and nine were tested at the Erath Clinic. On Tuesday, only 11 were screened and nine were tested.
For the week of testing in Erath, a total of 89 people were screened and 61 were tested.
Because of a slow, steady decline in the number of people going through the drive-thru testing site at the Erath Clinic, Abbeville General will no longer be testing every day.

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Louisiana COVID-19 cases rise again

Coronavirus numbers were up again Wednesday in Louisiana by 1,187 additional cases over a 24-hour period. Louisiana Department of Health reports a moderation in the death rate, posting 34 more deaths when 54 Louisianans had died the day before. LDH reports 6,424 Louisianans have the Coronavirus of which nearly 1,500 have been admitted to hospitals. Nearly 500 are on ventilators and hospital officials say they are running out of the machines. Ventilators enable patients to cut recovery times by up to 75%.

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Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Updates for April 1

BATON ROUGE — 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 April 1, the Department reported 1,187 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 6,424 positive cases. This is approximately a 23-percent increase since yesterday.

Hospitalization
A total of 1,498 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized; of those, 490 patients require ventilation.

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