SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Coroner says the number of COVID-19 deaths have reached 172.
The first COVID-19 death was reported on March 24.
According to the coroner, the average age of those that have died is 71.2, with the youngest being 22 and the older being 102.
Here’s the racial breakdown of the COVID-19 deaths:
74 black male deaths
49 black female deaths
24 white females
25 white males
The coroner says 73 resided in or died at nursing homes.
All but seven of the deaths were of people with known or suspected pre-existing serious health conditions.
The Louisiana Department of Health said the COVID-19 cases rose to 33,837 Friday, while the number of people who have died from the virus rose to 2,382.