CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — The number of people who have died in Caddo Parish from COVID-19 has risen to 373, according to the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office.
The coroner’s office says the average age of decedents decreased slightly to 73.3, with the oldest victim age 104, the youngest age 22. Four victims were age 30 or younger, with the bulk of the deaths, 223, people age 70 or older. Four of the decedents were 100 or older. There have been 126 deaths with black men, 97 deaths with black women, 65 deaths with white women, 69 deaths with white men, and one death of a Hispanic man.
The peak in daily COVID-19 deaths in Caddo Parish occurred April 11 when nine people died with positive virus tests. March saw 10 deaths, April 111, May 81, June 40, July 41, August 44 and 26 in September. There have been five COVID-19 victims in October to date.
All but a handful of the deaths were of people with known or suspected pre-existing serious health conditions. The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office extends condolences to the families of the deceased and medical professionals affected by the pandemic.
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