Autopsy reveals George Floyd had COVID-19, but it wasn't a factor in his death

Autopsy reveals George Floyd had COVID-19, but it wasn't a factor in his death

- 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 the cause of his death

- Floyd tested positive for the disease on April 3

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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.

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Autopsy reveals George Floyd had COVID-19, but it wasn't a factor in his death

A mural of George Floyd. Photo credit: Getty Images
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YEN.com.gh 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.

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In another report by YEN.com.gh, George Floyd's baby mama, Roxie Washington, spoke out on Tuesday, June 2, for the first time - mourning the loss of her 6-year-old daughter's dad.

In a short tearful presser in Minneapolis, US, Roxie said she wanted justice for Floyd because he was a good man and Gianna was the proof, pointing to her daughter

The emotional lady said she wanted everyone to know that Gianna was denied the chance of ever seeing her father again and the late would never see her grow up and graduate school.

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