A Garland woman who died of COVID-19 was on a flight with underlying health conditions.
Officials said this happened when the woman was returning from Phoenix.
She reportedly started having trouble breathing while the plane was still on the runway. The crew tried to get oxygen, but she died on board.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said a coroner determined the cause of her death was COVID-19. She was also suffering from underlying high-risk health conditions.
The woman’s name was not released, but officials said she was in her thirties.
Jenkins said her death should remind everyone to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus.
“We have people who get sick and use ventilators at all ages. So it is very important that we make these kinds of decisions especially as our numbers increase so that we do not suffer from more diseases and death that can damage our economies and our schools.”
It is not clear if the woman had any symptoms before boarding the plane or whether she knew she had COVID-19.
It is also not clear which airline was traveling or if there was any contact tracing.