George Floyd, who died due to restraint and neck compression, had tested positive for coronavirus, reveals autopsy report
Washington (USA) | Jagran News Desk: The death of the African-American man George Floyd has led to a series of protests across the US. People across the country have come in support of Floyd, protesting his death at the hands of the police, causing unrest. Several people have been injured while several have been detained by the police to control the violence.
Amid the raging violence across the US, the full autopsy has made sensational revelation and claimed that Floyd had tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, reported AP.
According to the report, Floyd had tested positive for the dreadful infection on April 3. He, however, appeared asymptomatic, the report noted while adding that Floyd's “lungs appeared healthy but he had some narrowing of arteries in the heart”.
The report further said that there is no indication that the novel infections played any role in his death.
Former New York City medical examiner Michael Baden, one of the doctors who conducted a private autopsy for Floyd’s family last week, said that the “funeral director wasn’t told about it” and now many of the people are running around “trying to get tested”.
“If you do the autopsy and it's positive for the coronavirus, it's usual to tell everyone who is going to be in touch with the body. There would have been more care,” News 18 quoted Baden as saying.
The official autopsy report of Floyd was out on Wednesday. The report said that the 46-year-old died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression,” and the manner of death was “homicide”.
It also reported listed his other significant health conditions as “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use.”
Floyd’s death has led to a series of protests across the US. The protesters even demonstrated outside the White House against the police’s brutality. So far, the police have arrested over 4,000 people and resorted to firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protestors.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has warned of a massive show of force to end the violence during the protests, saying he could use military forces in states that fail to crack down on sometimes violent protests.
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