(L.A.) Sharon Seiler, 60, Died at a Residence
Case Number: 2020-02534
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 60-year-old Black female that occurred at a residence.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Sharon Seiler.
Manner of Death: Natural
Cause of Death A: Respiratory Failure
Cause of Death B: Diffuse Alveolar Damage
Cause of Death C: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
Other Significant Conditions: Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis, Nephrosclerosis
RIP SHARON SEILER (October 23, 1959 – March 23, 2020)
This is the third earliest case in the ME/C’s database where COVID was mentioned and the first where COVID was listed as the primary cause of death.
Note that most so-called COVID deaths occur after a stay at a hospital and so do not have to go through the coroner’s office. Only deaths that require investigation by a government agency are passed through the medical examiner.