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Additional death on Thursday brings state death toll from Laura to 20

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 19:37:50-04

The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday verifies three additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state’s current death toll to 20.

On Thursday afternoon, LDH reported that a 65-year-old man and a 50-year-old man died due to medical conditions exacerbated by excessive heat following the loss of electricity. Both deaths were in Rapides Parish.

This evening, a third death was reported. LDH says a 70-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator.

Below are details on the 20 deaths LDH has verified to date:

  • 14-year-old female, Vernon Parish, fallen tree
  • 51-year-old male, Jackson Parish, fallen tree
  • 68-year-old male, Acadia Parish, fallen tree
  • 64-year-old female, Allen Parish, fallen tree
  • Male, Calcasieu Parish, drowning
  • 24-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 56-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 61-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 81-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 72-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 84-year-old male, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 80-year-old female, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  • 57-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury after falling from roof
  • 31-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 49-year-old male, Rapides Parish, storm cleanup
  • 36-year-old male, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
  • 80- to 89-year-old female, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
  • 65-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
  • 50-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
  • 70-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

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