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LDH confirms additional winter storm death bringing statewide death toll to 6

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 20:21:15-05

The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed one additional death tied to the February 2021 winter storm, bringing the statewide death toll to 6.

LDH says that A 61-year-old Caddo Parish man died of exposure-related hypothermia. The Caddo Parish Coroner confirmed this death is considered storm-related.

Below are details on the 6 deaths LDH has confirmed to date:

  • 50-year-old male, Lafayette Parish, slipped on ice and struck head on ground
  • 74-year-old female, Lafayette Parish, exposure
  • 77-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, slipped into pool and drowned
  • 68-year-old male, Avoyelles Parish, carbon monoxide from improper generator usage
  • 44-year-old female, Avoyelles Parish, carbon monoxide from improper generator usage
  • 61-year-old male, Caddo Parish, exposure

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