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Louisiana Freshman football player Patrick Sanders died from COVID-19 at the age of 14

Patrick Sanders A 14 year old student athlete lost his fight with COVID-19 at the age of 14.

A Freshman high school student-athlete sick with the coronavirus died this week at the age of 14.

Patrick Sanders, 14, passed away last week at the hospital. Sanders was a 9th grade student at Baker High School and played on the football team.

Baker High football team is currently in quarantine for potential exposure, as well.

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome called Patrick’s death “a heartbreaking loss.”

“Every death from this virus is one met with immense sorrow, especially the passing of a ninth grader from our community,” she said in a written statement. “At this point, every resident of our community has been impacted by COVID-19. This goes to show that even our youngest and most resilient loved ones are at risk. It is my hope that we can come together to prevent further loss.”

We are praying for the Sanders family. Please be safe and protect yourself.

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