//California detective died from the coronavirus after twice being denied take a look at for virus: report

California detective died from the coronavirus after twice being denied take a look at for virus: report

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A California detective died from coronavirus issues after docs twice refused to check her for the virus, in line with a report Sunday.

When Santa Rosa Det. Marylou Armer, 43, was lastly examined March 23, the take a look at got here again constructive, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat experiences.

However by then “it was too late already,” sister Mari Lau informed the paper.

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Santa Rosa Det. Marylou Armer was 43 when she died from the coronavirus on March 31.

Santa Rosa Det. Marylou Armer was 43 when she died from the coronavirus on March 31.
(Santa Rosa Police Division)

Lau informed the paper that a physician at Kaiser Permanente’s Vallejo Medical Heart informed her sister that due to her age and lack of underlying medical situations she was not thought-about weak to the virus.

The take a look at was lastly administered when her husband took her to the hospital, the paper reported. Within the emergency room, she was rapidly sedated and intubated in an effort to spice up the dangerously low ranges of oxygen in her bloodstream.

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After the take a look at got here again constructive, Armer was positioned in a medically induced coma within the hopes that her situation would enhance, in line with the paper. However she by no means wakened and died March 31.

Lau informed the paper her sister’s incapacity to be examined was “very frustrating.” On the time, medical suppliers throughout the US have been imploring the federal authorities to offer them extra testing kits to higher monitor the unfold of the virus.

Kaiser confirmed Saturday that Armer wasn’t instantly examined in a press release Saturday to the Press Democrat.

Her docs had adhered to “public health authority testing guidelines, which have been based on a very limited availability of tests,” Dr. David Witt, Kaiser’s nationwide infectious illness knowledgeable, mentioned, in line with the paper.

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“We offer heartfelt sympathies to Detective Armer’s family and loved ones at this profoundly difficult time,” Witt mentioned.

Armer first thought she had the flu, her sister informed the paper.

Days later, her fever and physique aches subsided somewhat, however she nonetheless had some hassle respiratory.

“She said she’d never felt this kind of sickness in her body before,” Lau mentioned.

Armer was the primary California peace officer to die from the coronavirus.

Lau mentioned her sister cherished being a police officer.

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“She really loved helping her community,” Lau mentioned. “She just loved her job. She wanted to help anyone and everyone she could.”