Coroner announces COVID-19 death in Scranton

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SCRANTON, LACKWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – According to the Lackawanna County Coroner, a 50-year-old woman who was found dead in her West Scranton home last week, died due to cardio respiratory failure attributed to COVID-19. A lab test revealed the woman tested positive for COVID-19.

The coroner said that this is the first pre-hospital COVID-19 death in Lackawanna County. 

The woman’s name is not being released by the coroner.

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