EBR coroner reports 5 more deaths due to COVID-19

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – 76 people have now died due to the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Five more people have died since this same time on Wednesday.

The ages of the latest victims ranged from 39 to 90 .

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

My office has five (5) confirmed COVID19 related deaths to report.
During the last 24 hours, my office has investigated the deaths of four East Baton Rouge Parish residents who were each tested and found to be positive for the COVID19 virus:

  • A 39 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/9/2020. He died on 4/15/2020.
  • A 78 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/7/2020. He died on 4/15/2020.
  • A 61 year old female, who was admitted to an area hospital on 3/18/2020. She died on 4/15/2020.
  • A 90 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on4/4/2020. He died on 4/15/2020.
  • An 87 year old female, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/13/2020. She died on 4/15/2020.

Each of these patients had co‐morbidities present. This brings our total COVID19 related confirmed deaths to 74 East Baton Rouge Parish residents, and 2 deaths of out of state residents (both from the Woodville, MS area) at Baton Rouge area hospitals.
Our condolences are extended to the families and friends of those lost to this disease.

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