BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The latest data on COVID-19 in Louisiana shows two more people have died from the virus in Caddo Parish, bringing the total there to seven, and one person has died in Bossier Parish.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health’s Monday noon update, Caddo Parish now has 242 cases, Bossier Parish 63.
As of 12 p.m. Tuesday, there were 371 cases reported across the following Northwest Louisiana parishes, up by 30 from Monday. The two new deaths reported in Caddo Parish and Bossier’s first death bring the total deaths in the region to 11.
- Caddo – 242 case(s) | 7 death(s) | 121 state tests | 7,158 commercial tests
- Bossier – 63 case(s) | 1 death(s) | 25 state tests | 1,054 commercial tests
- De Soto – 30 case(s) | 1 death(s) | 7 state tests | 26 commercial tests
- Webster – 17 case(s) | 1 death(s) | 8 state tests | 277 commercial tests
- Claiborne – 8 case(s) | 0 death(s) | 4 state tests | 21 commercial tests
- Bienville – 6 case(s) | 1 death(s) | 3 state tests | 6 commercial tests
- Natchitoches – 2 case(s) | 0 death(s) | 8 state tests | 70 commercial tests
- Sabine – 2 case(s) | 0 death(s) | 3 state tests | 37 commercial tests
- Red River – 1 case(s) | 0 death(s) | 18 state tests | 22 commercial tests
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office identified the latest two people to die from the coronavirus pandemic late Tuesday afternoon as 64-year-old Donna Mendosia and 57-year-old Clifford Salone.
Mendosia died Saturday afternoon at Willis-Knighton Medical Center on Greenwood Road, while Salone died Monday afternoon at WK Pierremont Health Center.
As with previous decedents, the coroner’s office says Mendosia and Salone suffered from pre-existing serious health conditions.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, no information has been released on the first COVID-19 death in Bossier Parish.
Overall, the state has added 1,212 new confirmed cases Tuesday, more than doubling the number of cases reported Monday. 239 people have now died in Louisiana from the coronavirus since the first case was reported on March 9. The state’s first death was reported on March 14.
Nearly 40,000 tests have been completed statewide, with more than 35,000 of them being completed by state labs. LDH data shows 1,355 people are in hospitals for treatment, with 438 of them on ventilators.
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