Another Louisiana child has died of COVID, officials say; pediatric death total now 18 | Coronavirus


Another child has died in Louisiana from COVID, state health officials said Monday.

The child was between the ages of 12 and 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. No other details were immediately available, including the child’s name or hometown.

The death brings the total number of COVID pediatric deaths in Louisiana to 18. Of those, nine children died during the fourth surge, which has been attributed to the delta variant.

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Carlie Kollath Wells is a breaking news reporter at and The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.