LDH confirms 15 nursing home residents taken from warehouse after Ida have died

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A woman is rolled to an EMT vehicle after being evacuated from a warehouse where nursing home patients were taken ahead of Hurricane Ida

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health confirms that 15 people who were residents of the nursing homes owned by Bob Dean have died.

The number of storm-related deaths in this case remains the same.

The storm in question is Hurricane Ida and five of the fifteen deaths are considered storm-related.

The other ten confirmed deaths were not storm-related, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The coroners decide what qualifies as a storm-related death.

There is still the possibility of additional deaths being labeled storm-related in the future.

According to LDH, “As time passes and given the health conditions that required a nursing home level of care, unfortunately the number of deaths among this group is likely to increase.”

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