Shreveport minister dies from coronavirus

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Rev. Ronnie Hampton

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport minister is among the latest to fall victim and die from the coronavirus.

Rev. Ronnie Hampton died Wednesday at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Hampton was pastor of New Vision Community Church in Shreveport and led the ‘Takin’ it to the Streets’ ministry.

This past Sunday, Rev. Hampton posted a video from inside the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. In the video, Hampton can be heard coughing repeatedly. He said he was admitted to the hospital last Friday due to that persistent cough. He was later diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs and was later tested for COVID-19.

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According to a release from Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Hampton died on Wednesday and was previously reported as a positive in an earlier coronavirus case count.

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