Texas woman in her 30s dies of COVID-19 while on commercial flight, officials say

A plane is seen in an undated file photo. (Getty Images)

A plane is seen in an undated file photo. (Getty Images)

A Texas woman with COVID-19 died while on a flight, according to officials in the Dallas area.

The July 25 death was announced Sunday by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins after it was officially linked to COVID-19.

The woman in her thirties died while the plane was parked. She had difficult breathing, was given oxygen and eventually died, officials told local media.

The woman also had existing health conditions, according to the news release.

Officials don’t know whether the woman was aware she had COVID-19 when she got on the plane, Buzzfeed News reports.

Jenkins said in an interview with WFAA-TV the death is a “reminder that there is no age restriction in COVID.”

Additional details about the death and patient weren’t made public due to patient privacy.

Texas is currently averaging 5,225 COVID-19 cases per day, an increase of 15 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

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