A 39-year-old woman who was found dead in her kitchen in New Orleans has been confirmed to have not had the coronavirus, after a second test came back negative, as reported by the Sun Herald.
The story of the woman, Natasha Ott, was circulated on social media by her boyfriend, Josh Anderson, who claimed that she had been suffering from symptoms resembling those of the coronavirus. He said that she had been tested for the virus and was still awaiting the results of the test when she died in her home on March 20th.
The first test came back negative, and Ott’s sister, Emily, said that this led to the doctor who ran the test asking for a second test to be done separately by the commercial testing company LabCorp. The results of the second test also came back negative, thus confirming that Ott did not die from the coronavirus.
Her sister has commented that the family is baffled by the circumstances of her death following the two negative tests, since she “had no pre-existing conditions that would have caused these symptoms or sudden death.” Ott’s autopsy is set to be conducted later this week.