A Missouri couple both died of Covid-19 while quarantining in their Mehlville home last week.
According to KSDK, the unidentified parents were both in their 40s, and both had recently tested positive for Covid-19. A neighbor told the news station that he believed the woman may have suffered from a suspected stroke not long before her death, and that it may have been related to her Covid-19 diagnosis. It is unclear if the woman was ever hospitalized, but the neighbor said she was instructed to quarantine after testing positive for the virus.
It is unclear how long the couple was quarantining in a bedroom in the basement of their home. Last week, their 11-year-old daughter–believed to be their only child–found them dead in their bed. Law enforcement sources told KSDK that both parents died of Covid-19, and that police do not believe any other factors contributed to their deaths.
“To lose both parents at one time you know for an 11-year-old, it’s really tragic. Last year at Christmas time they came down to our door and gave us cookies,” neighbor Chuck Duy told the news station. “They were just the nicest people. We are praying for the girl and their family.”
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