A United Airways passenger who died after collapsing on a Los Angeles-bound flight — and receiving CPR from fellow vacationers — had the coronavirus, a coroner stated.
The 69-year-old man, recognized as Isaias Hernandez, handed away at a Louisiana hospital shortly after United Flight 591 made an emergency touchdown in New Orleans on Dec. 14.
A number of different passengers had tried to revive him for over an hour within the air — even after the person’s spouse admitted her husband had been experiencing COVID-19 signs.
The suspected prognosis was confirmed Tuesday when Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich decided that the person died of COVID-19 and acute respiratory failure, the Washington Publish reported.
Hernandez had wrongly stated he didn’t have any coronavirus signs on a pre-flight guidelines, the newspaper stated.
Almost 200 folks have been on board the Orlando-to-LA flight when he misplaced consciousness mid-flight.
One of many fellow passengers who got here to his assist, EMT Tony Aldapa, stated on Twitter that he knew the dangers of performing CPR however “couldn’t have sat idly by and watched somebody die.”
Hernandez’s spouse later stated that her husband had been scheduled for a COVID-19 check when the couple arrived in California — after he misplaced his senses of style and scent and was having bother respiration, in line with the Washington Publish.