September 17, 2020
Caddo Parish COVID-19 deaths now at 338
Coronavirus deaths in Caddo Parish have reached 338 since the last tally was released by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s office Thursday, August 20, 2020. The rise, 31 parish decedents, again suggests a slowing of the death rate from the pandemic. The first Caddo Parish coronavirus death occurred March 24 with peak deaths 111 for the month of April 2020.
The average age of decedents remained steady, at 73.4, with the oldest victim age 104, the youngest age 22. Four victims were age 30 or younger, with the bulk of the deaths, 212, people age 70 or older. Four of the dead were 100 or older. There have been 122 black male deaths, 95 black female deaths, 60 white females and 61 white males.
The peak in daily COVID-19 deaths in Caddo Parish occurred April 11 when nine people died with positive virus tests. March saw 10 deaths, April 111, May 81, June 40, July 41 and August 44. There have been 11 COVID-19 deaths to date in September. At least 135 deaths have been in parish nursing homes.
All but a handful of the deaths were of people with known or suspected pre-existing serious health conditions.
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office extends condolences to the families of the deceased and medical professionals affected by the pandemic.
John Andrew Prime
Public Information Officer
Caddo Parish Coroner’s office
2900 Hearne Avenue
Shreveport, La. 71103
(318) 226-6881 office
(318) 227-2125 landline
(318) 617-5958 cell/IM text