Coroner confirms United passenger died from COVID-19

An autopsy has confirmed a man who died after a medical emergency mid-flight last week had COVID-19 and it likely caused his death.

The 69-year-old man, identified by the coroner as Isais Hernandez, and his wife were on a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Los Angeles on December 14 when he had a medical emergency. The plane made an emergency landing in New Orleans, and Hernandez later died.