A Missouri couple who were quarantining with COVID-19 were found dead at home on February 18.
They were discovered at home in Mehlville, Missouri by their 11-year-old-daughter, KSDK reports.
Police say there's "no reason to believe their deaths were caused by anything other than COVID-19."
A Missouri couple who had been quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19 was reportedly found dead by their 11-year-old daughter.
Neighbors said the young girl discovered her parents dead in bed at their home in Mehlville, Missouri, on February 18, according to NSBC affiliate news station KSDK.
The pair who were in their forties have not yet been publicly named. Family members told police the couple had both recently displayed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
"We have no reason to believe their deaths were caused by anything other than COVID-19 at this time," St. Louis County Police Department said in a statement sent to Insider.
Police were called to the home at around 10:30 a.m on the 3,500 block of Glen Bay Drive in Mehlville, a suburb of St. Louis, following a report of a sudden death, the statement added.
The 11-year-old is said to be the couple's only child.
"To lose both parents at one time, you know, for an 11-year-old, it's really tragic," neighbor Chuck Duy told KSDK, adding that "they were just the nicest people. We are praying for the girl and their family."
Duy said that he had spoken with family members who told him that the couple had been quarantining in a bedroom in their home's basement after testing positive for COVID-19.
Missouri has reported 515,808 cases of coronavirus and 8,371 deaths since the pandemic began, according to data from The New York Times. In total, the US has seen more than 28.5 million cases and 510,373 deaths.
Average daily cases in the US have dropped by 70% in the last six weeks, thought to be down to a combination of factors including increased mask-wearing, state lockdowns, and a buildup of immunity.
St. Louis County Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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