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People who died from COVID-19 in Louisiana had these health conditions

The Louisiana Department of Health released new data Friday listing the underlying conditions among COVID-19 related deaths.

NEW ORLEANS — Health officials say 40 percent of people who have died from the new coronavirus disease in Louisiana also had diabetes.

The Louisiana Department of Health released new data Monday updating the list of underlying conditions among COVID-19 related deaths in the state. The list of underlying conditions below reflects the deaths since March 29.

  1. Diabetes: 40%
  2. Obesity: 25%
  3. Chronic Kidney Disease: 23%
  4. Cardiac: 21%
  5. Pulmonary: 12%
  6. Neurological: 6%
  7. Immunocompromised: 4%
  8. Chronic Liver Disease: 2%

Three percent of people who have died in Louisiana had no underlying health conditions.

Louisiana reported an additional 485 cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the state’s total number of cases since March 9 to 4,025. In total, 185 people have died in Louisiana since the outbreak began, including 34 since Sunday.

1,158 people have been hospitalized in the state due to the virus, of those 385 require ventilators. 

*This article originally appeared on WWL-TV Channel 4, Eyewitness News, CBS affiliate in New Orleans

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