George Floyd who was killed by a white policeman had COVID-19, a
postmortem nasal swab has found – The deceased was said to be likely
asymptomatic, but the disease was not a factor in his death – Floyd
tested positive for the disease on April 3.
A postmortem nasal swab has found that George Floyd had COVID-19 when he
died, but it didn’t play a role in his death. The autopsy report, which
was released publicly with permission from Floyd’s family, indicated
that Floyd tested positive for the disease on April 3.
The medical examiner said the 46-year-old man was likely asymptomatic when he died, Forbes reports.
StatePress recalls that Floyd was killed by a white police officer who
knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. The medical examiner
found Floyd died of cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained,
ruling his death a homicide. A separate autopsy commissioned by Floyd’s
family, however, found the cause of death to be asphyxia.
Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video
kneeling on Floyd’s neck has been charged with murder. This followed
widespread protests over his death. Floyd was arrested for allegedly
using a fake $20 note in a shop. Chauvin has now been charged with
third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.
Darnella Frazier, a 17-year-old black teenager, was the person who
recorded the video that went viral and saw protests against police
brutality and systemic racism erupt across the country.