Woman in her 30s died from COVID-19 on airplane

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Although the woman had passed away back in July, authorities were reportedly not aware she had died of COVID-19 until recently.

A woman died of COVID-19 while aboard a Spirit Airlines flight between Las Vegas and Dallas earlier this year, according to USA Today and The Washington Post. It also remains unknown if the flight the woman had boarded had adequate safety protocols in place.

Two days later, Albuquerque International Sunport officials said the woman in fact died on the evening of July 24 in New Mexico, after a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to DFW International Airport was diverted to Albuquerque when the woman fell ill on the flight.

The unnamed 30-something woman from Garland, Texas, started having problems breathing before the plane took off July 25.

Jenkins said the woman got infected during a stay in Arizona, adding this was a "reminder that there is no age restriction in COVID".

Dallas County reported that she had other underlying health conditions, but no other information has been released as of yet.

To date, 89,987 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county, where the viral disease has claimed the lives of 1,085, per Sunday's statement.

Several new coronavirus cases reported for Dallas County on Sunday were from past months.

Texas has seen 833,557 cases of the virus with 17,087 deaths.

The news comes as Dallas confirmed 554 new positive tests and three deaths, confirms CBS Dallas.

A new U.S. Department of Defense study says the risk of exposure to the coronavirus on flights is low due to passengers wearing face masks and how air in the plane is circulated and filtered.