Just In: Autopsy Reveals That George Flyod Had Covid19 Before He Died.
An autopsy conducted on corpse of George Floyd, the African-American, who died on May 25 having suffered police brutality by a Minneapolis Police officer revealed that the deceased had Coronavirus, weeks before his death.
In a 20-page document released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and obtained by NBCnews, it was stated that a test of Floyd on April 3 was positive for the virus’ genetic code, or RNA.
RNA can remain in someone’s body for weeks after the disease is gone, the autopsy says, a second positive test after his death likely meant that Floyd, 46, was asymptomatic from an earlier infection when he died May 25.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office noted that there was no evidence the virus played a known role in Mr Floyd’s death, and being asymptomatic, he was unlikely to have been contagious. However, a final state autopsy released Wednesday says Mr Floyd’s death was due to “cardiopulmonary arrest,” which is the stopping of his heart.