Two St. Louis-area residents are the fourth and fifth patients to die of an illness related to the new coronavirus, local health officials announced Monday.

A St. Louis woman in her 30s died from COVID-19, and the death of a St. Charles County man in his 70s also was reported Monday.

St. Charles County officials released no other information on their case, Dr. Fredrick Echols, St. Louis health director, said his staff is still trying to figure out how the local woman got the disease caused by the coronavirus.

He said the woman was hospitalized on Sunday.

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