Texas woman died of Covid-19 on a plane, county report says

The woman was in her thirties and had “high-risk underlying health conditions,” Dallas County said in a press release.

The woman died on the tarmac at an airport in New Mexico in late July, Judge Clay Jenkins told CNN. Dallas County Health & Human Services first reported her death in Sunday’s press release.

For privacy reasons, no further details were provided.

The woman’s death was among the 554 confirmed new Covid-19 cases reported by Dallas County on Sunday. More than 8.2 million cases were reported nationwide as of Tuesday afternoon, and more than 220,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The news comes because people seem to be feeling more comfortable during the pandemic: The Transportation Security Administration examined more than 1 million passengers on Sunday, according to the agency, most since March 16. While some studies, including two last month, were published in a Department of Defense study published last week, airplanes’ ventilation systems efficiently filter the air and remove particles that could carry viruses.

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