Midlands teacher dies from COVID 19

Officials say the 28 year old teacher died just two days after her diagnosis

Courtesy: Richland 2

Columbia, S.C. (AP)–A South Carolina third grade teacher who was last in her classroom less than two weeks ago has died from COVID-19.

Officials with Richland School District 2 say 28-year-old Demi Bannister was diagnosed with the virus on Friday and died Monday.

Bannister was a third grade teacher starting her fifth year of teaching at Windsor Elementary School in Columbia.

Officials say Bannister was at the school on Aug. 28, during a week of teacher workdays before the school year began.

No other teacher deaths from COVID have been reported in the state.

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