By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Louisiana Department of Health on Saturday evening confirmed four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 20.

The deaths of an 83-year-old Orleans Parish resident, a 50-year-old Orleans resident, a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident and a 90-year-old Orleans Parish resident were reported. All aside from the 83-year-old individual had underlying medical conditions.

While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

Louisiana health officials have reported 763 COVID-19 cases to date.





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