Woman in her 30s dies of COVID-19 aboard airplane | TheHill – The Hill

Numerous coronavirus guidelines have been put in place to protect flight during the pandemic, including temperature screens and at some airports, COVID-19 testing.

Authorities confirmed Sunday that a lady in her 30s passed away of the coronavirus while aboard an aircraft waiting for launch in July, according to BuzzFeed News.

“I would strongly encourage individuals to not think theyre invincible from COVID because they dont think theyre in a high-risk category,” Jenkins said.

The unknown lady was having problem breathing and was given oxygen before she died, according to NBC 5 Dallas– Fort Worth. Its uncertain if the Garland, Texas, local knew she was contaminated with the infection before boarding the airplane, which was heading from Arizona to Texas. She did have underlying high-risk health conditions, according to launch from Dallas County.

Although the incident happened three months earlier, the Texas county wasnt signaled that COVID-19 was the cause of death until a few days earlier, Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday.

Its unclear which Arizona airport or airline company was associated with the incident.