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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.

Hospitalization

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.

Deaths

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Rep. Miguez

Rep. Miguez urges governor to reopen small business

It is no secret Rep. Blake Miguez is a straight shooter and shoots from the hip. Rep. Miguez is also not afraid to stand up for the little guy in South Louisiana.
Over the weekend, Rep. Miguez wrote a letter to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asking him to reopen Louisiana’s small businesses. He sent it to the Governor on Sunday.
Rep. Miguez said he wrote the letter because he’s hearing depressing news from business owners who are struggling.

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Mark Suire had be quarantined from his family, Ashlyn Grossie and their two-month child, Anlee.

Abbeville native Mark Suire has a different perspective on life after virus

Mark Suire was looking forward to the springtime.
He was beginning his fifth season as the softball coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, and he became the proud father of a two-month-old baby. But then the coronavirus pandemic arrived and turned his life upside down.
Softball season was canceled, which turned into a positive thing because it meant more time to spend with his daughter, Anlee, and his girlfriend Ashlyn Grossie, who is from Delcambre. The three had time to bond until one morning when Suire awoke to feel sick.

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