Coronavirus Stock

March 24, 2020

The West Baton Rouge coronavirus case count has risen to five and claimed the life of a 73-year-old local nursing home resident on Sunday. 

The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed that 46 residents have died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. State health officials report 1,388 confirmed cases on Tuesday, up from 1,172 Monday. 

Currently, 271 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 94 patients require ventilation.

Three COVID-19 deaths have been reported in East Baton Rouge parish. The latest was a 52-year-old Baton Rouge resident who went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms on March 15, according to a statement by EBR Coroner William "Beau" Clark issued today.

Iberville reported its first COVID-19 death today. 

A total of 43 East Baton Rouge residents tested positive for the virus. 

View the latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health here

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