BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana reported its 16th child death from COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The state health department says the victim was between the ages of 12 and 17. No other details were released. It was the seventh pediatric death from the disease since July. Another child’s death was reported five days ago.
The state reported a total of 99 new COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday.
The latest hospitalization figure was 1,221, much higher than the spring and early summer, but down from a peak of more than 3,000 in August.