DENVER (CBS4) – A second Kroger employee who worked at a King Soopers in Denver has died after contracting coronavirus. James Mckay, 75, worked at the grocery store located at 9th Avenue and Downing Street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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The union Mckay reported that he was sick with COVID-19. Mckay’s children tell CBS4 he suffered from COPD before being infected.

He went into the hospital April 10. Shortly after that it was learned he had the virus and he died last Saturday, May 23rd.  He was not put on a ventilator.

James Mckay

James Mckay (credit: UFCW)

He was a father of four children. They say Mckay worked for King Soopers for 14 years.

He traveled the world growing up in a military family.

Around a dozen employees who worked at the store were quarantined after testing positive. Last week employee Randy Narvaez also died.

An employee told CBS4 changes have been made recently at the store where Mckay and Narvaez worked.  There is now one entrance to enter a second to exit, and the number of shoppers being allowed inside is controlled. There has been a line outside during much of the day.

The union called for all the employees at the store to be tested.