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 read more

Blake Griffin reminds Clippers it’s OK if wins aren’t all pretty

first_imgThe Clippers might have survived the brutal March schedule, but before they can enjoy a three-day respite between games, they must get through the Lakers in a designated Clippers home game.It will be the Clippers’ 19th game – roughly 23 percent of their entire regular-season slate of games – since March 1.“They’re tired, there’s no doubt about that,” Rivers said, “but there’s nothing we can do about it. They’re not going to cancel the game.”With playoff games beginning in two weeks, Rivers said he worries “every second” about the cumulative effects of the season’s busy back-end manifesting itself in further injuries. Guard Austin Rivers is already expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a strained left hamstring, suffered in Wednesday’s win over Washington.“The Austin injury is absolutely a byproduct of the schedule,” Doc Rivers said.While the Clippers are looking forward to recovering some of the energy lost in the last month, point guard Chris Paul pointed out the Clippers won’t know how the time off truly affects them until they get back on the court next week.“If we play great,” he said, “they’re going to say the rest was great for us. If we don’t, we was off too long. So let’s see what happens.” With five games remaining in the regular season, including this afternoon against the Lakers, the Clippers (46-31) could finish anywhere from fourth to sixth in the Western Conference, and will face either Utah, Oklahoma City or Houston in the opening round.The narrative around the Clippers swings dramatically with each game: Either they are destined for a brief postseason appearance or they are figuring things out at precisely the right time.Rivers’ keeps the Clippers on an even keel, reflected in Griffin’s mid-game pep talk.“Players understand it,” Rivers said. “It’s the outside that doesn’t understand it. They judge teams by their score. I never know the score of a game, I know if we won or if we lost.”Worn out During an early third-quarter timeout Thursday, as the Clippers couldn’t quite shake the Phoenix Suns, forward Blake Griffin took command of Coach Doc Rivers’ huddle.“He said, ‘Guys, you aren’t going to blow out everybody every night,’ ” Rivers said. “ ‘They’re pros, they’re going to play hard. … We’ve got to grind this game.’ ”The Clippers eventually did, beating the Suns, 124-118.“It would be great to blow everybody out, blow every team out that’s not making it to the playoffs,” Griffin said he told his teammates. “But at the end of the day, that’s not going to be the case all the time. And you have to be OK with that.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more