EBR coroner reports 6 more deaths due to COVID-19

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) –  118 people have now died due to the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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

The ages of the latest victims ranged from 52 to 100.

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

My office has six (6) confirmed COVID19 related deaths to report.
During the last 24 hours, my office has investigated the deaths of 6 East Baton Rouge Parish residents who were each tested and found to be positive for the COVID19 virus:

  • A 100 year old male, who was COVID19 tested at his nursing home on 4/20/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.
  • A 52 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/1/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.
  • A 56 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/19/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.
  • An 89 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/16/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.
  • A 79 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 3/30/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.
  • A 78 year old male, who was admitted to an area hospital on 4/19/2020. He died on 4/22/2020.

Each of these patients had co‐morbidities present.
This brings our total COVID19 related confirmed deaths to 116 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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