EBR coroner reports 1 more death due to COVID-19

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) –  237 people have now died due to the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish.

more person has died since this same time on Monday, May 18.

The age of the latest victim is 66.

EBR Coroner William “Beau” Clark released this statement about the most recent victims:

Picture courtesy of East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office

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