The most recent fatalities had been two ladies and one man. Two of the victims had been in his or her 70s, and the opposite was 80 or older. Past these fundamental demographic particulars, there’s little or no recognized when somebody succumbs to the sickness attributable to the novel coronavirus.
The area reached 100 deaths on Dec. 30. It took slightly greater than three months to double that quantity.
Landon Spradlin, a 66-year-old Gretna touring minister and musician was the primary COVID-19 demise within the native well being district. He died of issues from COVID-19 and double pneumonia after he was on a ventilator for greater than per week at Atrium Well being Cabarrus, a hospital in Harmony, N.C.
He and his spouse had been in New Orleans when he began getting sick. On their manner again to Gretna, on March 17, 2020, his situation worsened to the purpose the place he hardly might breathe. So his spouse, Jean Spradlin, took him to the hospital in Harmony, the place the check for COVID-19 got here again constructive the following day.
This previous February marked the month with probably the most deaths — 55 — being logged into the report books. A majority of these got here when well being staff spent a weekend working by way of a backlog of demise certificates and added 22 new fatalities in simply in the future.