(WAFB) - Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are tracking the number of positive cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, in the Baton Rouge area.
Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says 20 people have died from coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish, as of Thursday, April 2. The coroner’s office tracks the number of people who die in the parish, even if they aren’t residents of the parish.
The state organizes the deaths by the person’s parish of residence.
Two of the patients who died in East Baton Rouge were a 72-year-old and 90-year-old residents of Woodville, Mississippi. The ages of the 18 deceased patients in East Baton Rouge Parish are 33, 34, 43, 44, 52, 53, 58 (two people the same age), 64, 70, 73, 77, 79, 81, 86, 88, and 94 (two people the same age).
LDH officials say the deaths of the Mississippi man and women do not count towards the total number of COVID-19 deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish or the State of Louisiana.
Below you can find the list of parishes surrounding Baton Rouge with positive cases of COVID-19. Click the “Cases/Deaths by Parish” on the bottom left portion of the interactive map for a parish by parish breakdown.
Click here for more information from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Office regarding COVID-19.
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