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Ginny Aucoin, a volunteer with Steps to Heaven, presents Abbeville General staff member Brittany Thibodeaux with a donation for the hospital. John and Ginny Aucoin donated 100 medical masks and homemade cookies.

Steps to Heaven delivers masks, fresh cookies to Abbeville General

Steps to Heaven is still doing its part in the fight of the COVID 19 pandemic.
At this time in our country, it is important to be able to “Switch horses in the middle of the stream.”
This is exactly what Steps to Heaven has done. The original goal of Steps to Heaven, which has been met many times, is to provide comfort and help to families in crisis. Small handmade clothes for premature babies and sadly, burial outfits for little angels who did not live.

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COVID numbers may be larger

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced antibodies-testing of shoppers at 3,000 supermarkets revealed 13.9 percent of New Yorkers had been infected with COVID-19 but in New York City, that number shot to 21 percent.  That would mean one in five people in the nation's largest city either has or has had the virus.

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Crawfish season about to end due to loss of income

CROWLEY — Results from a survey of crawfish producers show that decreased demand for their product is resulting in lost income of about $500 an acre and a season that could end about 40 days sooner than usual in some cases.
“When you look at all those things, it’s a pretty impactful scenario for producers,” said LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, who compiled the survey results.
A total of 67 producers responded to the survey, representing more than 10% of the total estimated crawfish acres in the state, Guidry said.

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Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Updates for April 22

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
As of noon on April 22, the Department reports a total of 25,258 positive cases.


A total of 1,747 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized; of those, 287 patients require ventilation. Information on available hospital beds, ICU beds, and hospital vents is on the LDH dashboard.




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