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St. James Parish reports first COVID-19 related death, bringing total to 8

Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 18, 2020

St. James Parish officials announced late Wednesday night that a patient at St. James Parish Hospital has died from coronavirus, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Officials say the patient was in the 60+ age bracket and had underlying health conditions.

The patient was the one known case of COVID-19 in the parish.

This is the eighth death in the state from the coronavirus.