A Lousiana woman with no underlying health conditions who died earlier this month did not have coronavirus, at least according to the first test results.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 39-year-old social worker Natasha Ott began feeling “cold symptoms” on March 10, but initially declined to take the Covid-19 test since she was considered low-risk. She wanted to ensure elderly people had a chance to take the test.
“She could have gotten a test last Friday, but they only had five tests, and she didn’t want to use one of them,” her boyfriend, Josh Anderson, said.
The following week, she felt “something in her lungs” and still had symptoms. She decided to take the test.
According to Anderson, Ott was still waiting for the test results when he found her deceased on their kitchen floor last week.
Los Angeles Times reports that according to Ott’s her foster sister, Emily Coalson Stamets, Ott tested negative for Covid-19. However, Ott’s doctor was “highly skeptical of the results,” and asked for a retest. The results could possibly be available within a few days.
Further, the New Orleans coroner’s office will conduct a Covid-19 test, which will take up to 90 days.
Here is an update on Natasha S. Ott’s death. She began to feel ill around March 9th or 10th and although she felt more…
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has not yet released Ott’s cause of death. Anderson previously said he thought the coronavirus is definitely what killed Ott.
“I believed that people should stay home, but I don’t think I fully understood what the consequences could be if they didn’t.”
Ott tested negative for the flu prior to her death, according to Anderson. She then decided to take the Covid-19 test, and while waiting for results, did her best to take care of herself.
“For those of you not fortunate enough to have known her — know this: it’s an immeasurable loss,” Anderson wrote. “And seeing a woman I knew to be so full of life lying on the floor lifeless was devastating.”
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[Feature Photo: Natasha Ott/Facebook]