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LDH reports first death from COVID-19 in Iberia Parish

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 16:05:33-04

NEW IBERIA, La. — Iberia Parish has reported its first death from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of noon on April 1, LDH reported that there were 49 total cases of COVID-19 in addition to 1 death.

In total, LDH reported 1,187 additional cases since Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,424 positive cases across the state.

So far, 273 people have died from the virus in Louisiana.