Dead woman received notice that she is COVID-19 positive

first_imgA woman who has been dead for six months got a notice from the health department stating that she had tested positive for COVID-19.According to reports, Sandra Whittington died of COPD on February 16, weeks before the virus was detected near her home in Shelby County, Tennessee. Her son says the family recently received a notice saying Whittington had tested positive and that she should isolate herself from others.“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” Troy Whittington, Sandra’s son, told WATN.Whittingham says the health department claims his mother had taken a COVID-19 test on June 20, about five months after she had passed away and been cremated.The health department issued an apology to the family for the mistake.last_img

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