LDH reports 52 new COVID-19 deaths, including the sixth pediatric death

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LDH: "15 children younger than 18 have died from COVID in Louisiana."

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Louisiana Department of Health reports 52 new COVID-19 deaths overnight, including the sixth pediatric death. The child was between the age of 5 and eleven.

Louisiana COVID-19 Breakdown:

  • 2,182 new COVID-19 cases bringing the overall total for the state to 725,637
  • 52 new COVID-19 deaths bringing the overall total for the state to 13,418
  • 1,367 COVID-19 patients are currently in the hospital across Lousiana
  • 251 COVID-19 patients are currently on ventilators across Louisiana

“For the sixth time since this fourth COVID surge began, we mourn the loss of a child. Every life lost is a tragedy,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer. “Our young children who are not eligible to get the vaccine rely on us to protect them, and the best way we can do that is to get the vaccine and wear a mask.”

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