Tennessee: Woman Dead for 6 Months Receives Letter She Tested Positive For COVID-19!
Family members of a woman who died seven months ago say they received a letter this week claiming their loved one tested positive for COVID-19.
What’s even more confusing is Sandra Whittington passed away in February before COVID-19 had been detected in Tennessee. She died in hospice care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to WATN-TV.
“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” her son Troy Whittington said in an interview with WATN.
Whittingham said the notice from the local health department said his mother was tested on June 20 and that test came back positive.
“On her death certificate, it was stated she died, what the cause of death was, and it was not COVID-19. It was COPD,” Whittington said in the interview.
The Shelby County Health Department has since apologized for the error.