An autopsy report of 20 pages released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has shown that George Floyd who died from brute assault of some Minneapolis police officers, tested positive for Coronavirus in April.
The report which came with the family’s permission was made public after the coroner’s office released summary findings which affirmed that Floyd had a heart attack while being restrained by officers. George Floyd’s death has now been classified as a homicide.
TMZ reported that the Coroner said;
“Positivity for 2019-nCoV can persist for weeks after the onset and resolution of clinical disease, the autopsy result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent PCR positivity from previous infection.”
“This meant the deceased was likely walking around without issues or active symptoms, but the virus was still in his body. The final report from Hennepin on Wednesday says Floyd had “no injuries of anterior muscles of neck or laryngeal structures.”
Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison on Wednesday, upgraded charges against Chauvin, the main culprit in the Floyd murder to 2nd-degree murder and also charged the three other officers on the scene with aiding and abetting.
Floyd family attorney, Ben Crump had earlier kicked at the official autopsy as described in the original complaint against Chauvin, for ruling out asphyxia. An autopsy commissioned by the Floyd family concluded that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression.