LDH reports the death of a child between age 12 and 17 due to COVID-19

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Department of Health reports 99 new COVID-19 deaths since Tuesday. This number includes the death of a child between the age of 12 and 17.

Within the fourth surge of COVID-19, Louisiana Department of Health says this is the seventh pediatric death. In total, 16 children younger than the age of 18 have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

“Just five days ago, our hearts were heavy as we mourned the sixth child to lose their life to COVID-19 in this surge. Here we are once more, grieving as another promising young life ends too soon,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer. “It’s incumbent upon all of us to get the vaccine and wear a mask to protect ourselves and one another, including our children.”

Louisiana COVID-19 Breakdown:

  • 1,906 new COVID-19 cases bringing the overall total to 732,005
  • 99 new COVID-19 death bringing the overall total to 13,657
  • 1,221 COVID-19 patients are currently in the hospital
  • 225 COVID-19 patients are currently on ventilators

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