BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Caddo Parish has risen to 19, where there are now 647 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. A third person has also died in Bossier Parish, where 133 cases have now been confirmed, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
As of noon Sunday, the number of cases statewide had risen to 13,010, with 477 deaths.
While the 514 new cases represent an increase of just four-percent from Saturday, the 68 new deaths reported Sunday becomes the largest single daily death toll since the first case was reported on March 9. The state’s first death was reported on March 14.