Jazmond Dixon St Louis, Missouri woman dies 2 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Family say 31 year old had no underlying health issues.
Where and how did a healthy 31 year old woman contract deadly coronavirus…?
Jazmond Dixon became the first St. Louis resident to die from the infectious disease Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The woman’s death comes despite Jazmond’s family insisting the 31 year old having no underlying health issues.
Family members say Jazmond had been experiencing flu-like symptoms and had gone to an urgent care facility last Tuesday, March 17. From there, Dixon was instructed to go to a hospital emergency room, where she was admitted.
By Thursday, as Jazmond awaited her coronavirus test results, she was placed on a ventilator because of a dangerous drop in her oxygen levels.
Her results came back positive for COVID-19 on Friday, only for the ‘healthy’ 31 year old to mortally succumb and be pronounced dead just two days later, on Sunday.
A healthy young woman’s death continues to remain a mystery:
‘At one point this was just a news blurb about something we heard going on in China, and now it’s our family,’ Dixon’s cousin, Belafae Johnson Jr. told the Post-Dispatch.
‘This is real. If there’s anyone out there that thinks they are immune to this, look at us, look at Jazmond,’ she added.
Missouri is experiencing a steady uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 270 patients reported as of Tuesday and 8 deaths. The US is bracing for an exponential rise in deaths as the nation as of early Wednesday had just under 55,000 cases and 784 deaths.