Two people with COVID-19 died in Louisiana over the weekend, and there are 91 reported coronavirus cases in the state as of Sunday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
The first patient in Louisiana to die from the virus was a 58-year-old Orleans Parish resident with underlying medical conditions, LDH revealed.
The second victim was a 53-year-old who was also living in Orleans Parish and had underlying medical conditions, according to the Governor’s Office.
Both patients received treatment at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans this weekend.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged the public to stay home, listen to health officials and refrain from gathering in large groups.
“The news this morning of a second death in Orleans Parish is deeply heartbreaking to me, personally — and is additional tragic news for the people of our City,” Cantrell said. “The patient in this instance was a friend of mine, but every one of those impacted by this outbreak is someone’s friend, someone’s father, someone’s loved one. Our people are being hurt by this, and we all have a role to play in trying to keep them safe. Keep these victims and their families in your prayers, and in their name, for their sake: fight the spread.”