Austin, Texas (AP) A Texas man who traveled from Jamaica to the U.S. on a private charter plane has died, the hospital said, and two other people were taken to the hospital.
Officials said the man died Tuesday at a hospital in Dallas.
The other person was flown to the University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital in Galveston with respiratory symptoms, said Texas Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Maue.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Austin said the patient was a 29-year-old male from Jamaica who traveled on the charter flight with his family.
He was from Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston, Jamaica, and had a history of travel and medical issues, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
He had been treated for COVID and a few other illnesses, but not seriously, hospital spokesman Scott Cawley told the newspaper.
The man died at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Texas Medical Center.
His body was being transported to the state’s medical examiner’s office, where the cause and manner of death will be determined, Maue said.
The Texas Department for Public Health had not yet released the names of the deceased.