A Passenger with Coronavirus Symptoms Dies on a United Airlines Flight

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now searching for the 179 travelers who were aboard the aircraft.

The coronavirus can hit anywhere. Proof of this has been the incident that occurred during a United Airlines flight that covered the route between Orlando and Los Angeles. A passenger on the aircraft, which had almost 200 people on board, was pronounced dead shortly after the pilot made an emergency landing, as revealed by TMZ.

Suspecting that the traveler was positive for coronavirus, the plane's commander landed in New Orleans. There, doctors performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation but could do nothing to save him and he lost his life at a local hospital.

Looking for the Passengers as Likely Carriers of Coronavirus

As reported by the aforementioned media, citing sources from the airline, the passenger declared that he had not been diagnosed with coronavirus and that he had no related symptoms. But authorized voices assured that the deceased's wife said that her husband did present symptoms, including loss of taste and smell.

After finding out that the incident took place last Monday, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the United States is now looking for the 179 passengers who were on board the plane.

Coronavirus US statistics

With few exceptions, Covid-19 has hit almost every country on the planet. But if there is a most-hit territory, it is the United States. Since the pandemic began, it has registered more than 18 million coronavirus cases and the coronavirus deaths surpassed 322,000.