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Utah woman, 24, dies from coronavirus as five family members fall sick

Added 03-30-20 01:18:03pm EST - “Silvia Deyanira Melendez, who suffered from diabetes, died Saturday at University Hospital after coming down with the virus.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Utah woman, 24, dies from coronavirus as five family members fall sick”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A 24-year-old Utah woman was killed by a bout of coronavirus that struck five other members of her household, according to a report.

Silvia Deyanira Melendez, who suffered from diabetes, died Saturday at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Her father was the first to come down with the virus two weeks ago — followed by her mother, two brothers and herself, the outlet reported. They all either tested positive or are presumed positive because of their symptoms.

She and her 49-year-old mother, Silvia B. Melendez, were admitted March 20 with severe breathing problems, the outlet reported.

But the younger Melendez, who underwent heart surgery two years ago, was particularly hard-hit by the bug, the report said.

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