ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on Monday announced the first death from coronavirus COVID-19 in the city of St. Louis.
Officials say the woman was in her 30’s. She tested positive Sunday and had been in the hospital for only a short period of time. The spread of the disease was not travel related.
“On behalf of myself, my team, and all of us here at City Hall, I want to send my deepest condolences and sympathy to this young woman’s family, friends, and loved ones,” Krewson said.
Like counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area, a stay-at-home order is going into effect in the city of St. Louis. Officials are urging people to maintain their distance from others.
As of Monday afternoon, there have been 183 positive COVID19 cases in Missouri, according to the state health department with three other deaths in Jackson, Boone and St. Louis County.
It is with tremendous sorrow and remorse that I write to you to say the City of St. Louis has recorded it first death due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.