As one of the latest victims of the growing coronavirus pandemic, a 31-year-old woman from St. Louis with no known underlying health condition reportedly died just two days after contracting the coronavirus, as per her family members.
As a St. Louis resident, Jazmond Dixon is reportedly the first from her city to die from the coronavirus, as per official health reports. Furthermore, the incident shocked her family so much because Dixon is reportedly a healthy woman with no known underlying health condition.
Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dixon had reportedly been experiencing flu-like symptoms since March 17, Tuesday, where she went into immediate urgent care. From there, the staff advised her to actually go to a hospital emergency room, which she promptly followed. By Thursday, however, she was already placed in a ventilator unit because of dangerously low oxygen levels while waiting for her coronavirus test results.
Her results came back positive on Friday, and come two days later on Sunday, she unfortunately died.
“At one point this was just a news blurb about something we heard going on in China, and now it’s our family. This is real. If there’s anyone out there that thinks they are immune to this, look at us, look at Jazmond,” Belafae Johnson Jr., her cousin, said.
According to Dixon’s family, they’re not aware if she had any underlying health condition that made her especially fatal to the deadly virus. Furthermore, she had also not traveled recently, and the virus is usually contracted from human-to-human transmission, as per health officials from the city.
And while Jazmond is the first St. Louis resident to succumb to the virus, she’s hardly alone since Missouri is reportedly experiencing a steady upstick in coronavirus cases that are confirmed, with the latest statistical report going up to around 223 patients.
Elsewhere in the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and infect people, although reports are saying that it’s already slowing down in places where it is already starting to get warmer because of summer. Meanwhile, scientists are still working on developing a vaccine against it.