WISNER, La. (Press Release) – A Wisner woman is the tenth Franklin Parish resident to die from complications related to the coronavirus. The 90-year-old African American female decedent was transported by EMS to an Ouachita Parish hospital on May 18. She died there on May 21 with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. The decedent suffered from multiple underlying medical conditions, including heart and kidney diseases.
Of the 10 cases investigated by the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office, 6 of the decedents resided at area nursing homes. Comorbidities were present in all cases except for the May 10 death of a 72-year-old white female. She had no underlying medical conditions and her only risk factor was age.
“Our condolences are extended to the families who have lost their loved ones due to this disease and our prayers are also with our nursing home staff and personnel as they continue their selfless efforts in caring for these patients while in a very stressful but controlled situation,” said coroner’s office spokesman Shane Scott.