Police say Sterlington resident died of COVID-19

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STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE) - Police say a Sterlington resident died of COVID-19 in mid-March.

According to the Sterlington Police Dept., "the individual was admitted to hospital on the 17th and passed away on the 22nd. He did suffer from underlying health issues."

"Until further notice the police departments person to person contact will be limited to emergency situations only. Everything else will be handled via phone. We will all get through this together, it’s just going to take time and cooperation."

They urge everyone to take the proper precautions and stay safe.

As of March 25, Louisiana has 1,795 cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, across the state. 65 deaths have been reported statewide.

Get the latest case numbers here.