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EBR Parish Coroner: No COVID-19 deaths reported within the last 24 hours

3 days 12 hours 38 minutes ago Friday, May 22 2020 May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020 10:00 AM May 22, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - For the second day in a row, no additional COVID-related deaths have been reported in Baton Rouge.

On Friday morning, EBR Parish Coroner, William "Beau" Clark released a statement saying that within the last 24 hours, his office investigated one COVID-19 death that occurred on April 4, but was not immediately reported to the Coroner's Office.

So, within the past 24 hours no additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the East Baton Rouge area. 

This update parallels a significant decrease in the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, it was reported that the number of patients hospitalized with the illness fell to less than 1,000 for the first time since late March.

Additional information from the parish coroner's daily update can be found in Dr. Clark's Facebook post below.

At this point, a total of 237 coronavirus related deaths have occurred among East Baton Rouge Parish residents, as well as two deaths of out of state residents (both from the Woodville, MS area) at Baton Rouge area hospitals.

Find more information on coronavirus cases statewide by selecting the following link: https://www.wbrz.com/news/latest-on-coronavirus-14-867-cases-in-louisiana-512-deaths

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