NEW ORLEANS – Jaquan Anderson was only 17 years old when he succumbed to novel coronavirus and now, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office says Anderson’s tragic death was associated with heart inflammation triggered by COVID-19. 

According to The Advocate, Anderson was the first child in Louisiana to succumb to the virus.

He tested positive for COVID-19 when he died March 22. But coroner’s office spokesman Jason Melancon said his agency needed to perform more testing to identify the boy’s cause and manner of death.

By Wednesday, Melancon said, his office had determined Anderson died from a condition known as “lymphohistiocytic and eosinophilic myocarditis,” meaning his heart became so inflamed that it failed.

While the coroner’s office’s statement Wednesday didn’t

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