15 child deaths attributed to COVID in La.
Published 12:36 pm Friday, September 17, 2021
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed the death of a child younger than 18 during the fourth surge of COVID-19 in the state.
The Louisiana Department of Health today reports 52 deaths from COVID — including this child.
The child was between the ages of 5 and 11. No further information will be released on this death.
This brings the total of pediatric deaths during this fourth surge to six. In total, 15 children younger than 18 have died from COVID in Louisiana.
“For the sixth time since this fourth COVID surge began, we mourn the loss of a child. Every life lost is a tragedy,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer. “Our young children who are not eligible to get the vaccine rely on us to protect them, and the best way we can do that is to get the vaccine and wear a mask.”