A Texas woman in her 30s died of COVID-19 earlier this year while
waiting for her plane to take off
A Texan woman died of COVID-19 on a flight from Arizona, officials said this week.
Unidentified woman Garland, in her 30s, struggled to breathe as she waited on the tarmac for the July 25 launch, WFAA reported.
The woman, who had health concerns, was given oxygen but ultimately died on the catwalk, the outlet reported.
It is not known which airport she took off from or which airline she returned to Texas.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said local officials were notified of her death on Sunday, but only learned that she died from the virus a few days ago.
“We don’t know much,” Jenkins said at a COVID-19 press conference. “We may not know if she knew she was sick.”
Jenkins noted that the woman contracted the virus in Arizona and said her case was a “reminder that there is no age limit for COVID.”
Garland woman in her 30s died of coronavirus during
July flight in Arizona, Dallas County officials say
Dallas and Tarrant’s counties reported more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Dallas and Tarrant’s counties reported more than 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday.
One of three deaths reported by Dallas County on Sunday was a Garland woman in her 30s who died “on an interstate flight” in Arizona in July, according to county officials.
She had health problems.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told the WFAA that the woman’s case began on July 25, but the county had just received information about her “a day or two ago.”
“We don’t know much,” Jenkins said. “We may not know if she knew she was sick. The contact was in Arizona.” The flight was routed from Arizona to Texas, Jenkins said.
Jenkins said the county received information in August that a Texan from Dallas, Ariz. Had died but had no cause of death and had only learned in recent days that the death was due to COVID-19. Jenkins said he had no information on the airline the woman was traveling on.
The judge added that the woman died while the plane waited on the tarmac to take off. He said the woman was “sick and had difficulty breathing”. Jenkins said it was not clear if the woman was known to have COVID-19 at the time.
“[This is a] reminder that there is no age limit for COVID,” Jenkins said.
The WFAA has requested additional information from the City of Garland, D-FW International, and Dallas Love Field Airports, as well as Southwest and American Airlines, and is awaiting comment.
Two other Dallas County residents who died were reported as COVID-19 deaths on Sunday.
They were a man from Dallas and a woman from Glenn Heights, both in their 50s and seriously ill in local hospitals with underlying health issues.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced on Sunday that the county had confirmed the following 592 additional positive cases of COVID-19:
- 554 new confirmed positive tests were reported on Sunday. 390 were from the state reporting database and 38 positive tests were from months older.
- Those 38 positive tests include one from June, five from July, 26 from August, and six from September.
38 probable cases from antigenic tests
That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Dallas County to 89,987; the total number of deaths at 1,085; and the total of probable cases to 4,580 probable cases and probable deaths to 13 since the beginning of the persecution.
Tarrant County is reporting 501 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths. This means that the district has 59,274 cases and 703 deaths since the start of the persecution.
The state of Texas is reporting 3,048 new cases of COVID-19, 30 new deaths, and 4,226 hospitalizations with coronavirus as of Sunday. To date, 823,779 Texans have had COVID-19 and 17,014 have died of the disease since the persecution began in March.
Collin County has reported 75 new cases and a new Death Sunday, according to its county’s dashboard – a dashboard that will be redirected to the state’s website in late October due to “lingering inaccuracies “.
US-Canada-Mexico borders to remain closed as coronavirus persists
The United States will keep its borders with Mexico and Canada closed for an additional month for all non-essential travel, the acting U.S. Homeland Security chief said on Monday.
“To further limit the spread of COVID, the United States, Mexico and Canada will extend restrictions on non-essential travel until November 21,” tweeted Acting Secretary of State for Homeland Security Chad Wolf.
“We are working closely with Mexico and Canada to identify safe criteria to ease future restrictions and support our border communities.”
Wolf’s announcement coincided with that of his Canadian counterpart, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, who tweeted that the decision was “based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”
President Trump was keen to reopen the northern border and said in September that non-essential travel restrictions would be lifted “very soon.”
“We are looking at the border with Canada. Canada wants it to open and we want to get back to normal business. We will open the borders soon,” he said, addressing reporters.
The border between the United States and Canada has been closed since March, as has the border between the United States and Mexico when the virus first exploded on American soil.
Despite the Commander-in-Chief’s request to reopen the northern border, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hesitated with the idea, saying: “We would like the border to be opened … but we can only do it if we are convinced that Canadians are safe. ”
“The United States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening these borders,” Trudeau remarked in a podcast interview with The Start last Wednesday.
“We will continue to ensure that the safety of Canadians is paramount as we move forward. We are seeing cases in the United States and elsewhere in the world and we must continue to maintain these border controls. ”
Trump is not alone in his efforts to reopen the border, however.
More than two dozen members of Congress in states along the Canadian border are trying to expand travel between the two countries.
In a letter written by Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in July, lawmakers called on Wolf and Blair to develop guidelines for reopening the 5,525-mile border.
Higgins and Stefanik, co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, said a plan to reopen was important because it would hurt the economies of communities on both sides of the border.