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Data: Most Louisianans killed by coronavirus had underlying conditions

6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, March 27 2020 Mar 27, 2020 March 27, 2020 4:48 PM March 27, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - New data released by the Louisiana Department of Health Friday shows that most of those killed by the coronavirus statewide had some form of pre-existing medical condition.

The department says 95 percent of the 83 people killed as of Thursday had underlying conditions. The most common among them was Diabetes, with 41 percent of the victims having the disorder. Another 31 percent had Chronic Kidney Disease.

State officials said Friday that 119 people had died from the virus. No additional health information on those confirmed dead since Thursday is available at this time.

You can see the full beakdown of known conditions among the victims below.

Condition

% of deaths

Pulmonary

18

Cardiac

23

Diabetes

41

Chronic Kidney Disease

31

Chronic Liver Disease

1

Immunocompromised

4

Neurological

5

Obesity

28

No Underlying Conditions

5

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