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Friend reflects on EBR Parish’s first coronavirus death, a 44-year-old woman

Updated: Mar. 24, 2020 at 6:55 PM CDT
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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Chaiquita Chambers, 44, is the first person in East Baton Rouge Parish to die from the coronavirus.

Family and friends told WAFB reporter, Donovan Jackson, that Chambers was rushed to the hospital March 14 after passing out. They confirmed that Chambers, who also had underlying illnesses, tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on a ventilator. She died a week after being admitted to the hospital.

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She leaves behind two children, a 17-year-old and a 10-year-old. Chambers’ aunt is currently taking care of both kids. Her close friend of 25 years says Chambers will be dearly missed.

Chaiquita Chambers, 44, was East Baton Rouge Parish's first death from COVID-19.
Chaiquita Chambers, 44, was East Baton Rouge Parish's first death from COVID-19.(Facebook)

“She loved her kids, she loved her job, she loved her family, she loved her friends. She was just a sweet person. If she could do anything for you, she would do it. She was just a good person all the way around. That was my best friend of 25 years and I’m going to miss her. I’m really going to miss her, and I just hope that people take this coronavirus seriously,” Chambers’ friend said.

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