On Saturday, a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus died in Wadley Regional Hospital marking the first fatality related to the disease in Bowie County.

Brenda Joyce  Ciganeiro was not allowed visitiors during her final hours as the hospital was on lock down to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus her husband of 36, George Ciganeiro, age 77 told sources.

According to the Texarkana Gazette, Ciganeiro was admitted about three weeks ago with other medical concerns. She was diagnosed with double pneumonia after a home health check found her blood oxygen level had dropped to a dangerous level, her husband said.

Brenda Ciganeiro's health issues began last year when she developed an infection after having a tooth removed. Her recovery included daily antibiotics. However, her husband said she went without medical care and antibiotics for some time before home health care could be arranged here

It was heartbreaking for George Ciganeiro to stay away from his wife as she struggled to live.

"It's rough. It's rough to have to stay in by myself. There's nobody here with me except her animals.

Please keep the family in your prayers. Stay safe out there. STAY IN and if you're out take the necessary precautions to protect you and others.

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