US CDC reports 1005147 coronavirus cases, 57505 deaths

Henrietta Strickland
April 30, 2020

Patricia Dowd, 57, was under such assault from the virus that a valve in her heart ruptured, causing her to die February 6 at her San Jose home, The Mercury News reported.

The autopsy, performed by medical examiner Dr Susan Parson, found evidence of a COVID-19 viral infection in her heart, trachea, lungs and intestines.

On Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted: "The only reason the US has reported one million cases of CoronaVirus is that our Testing is sooo (sic) much better than any other country in the World". Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy report, according to the report.

Patricia Dowd died from in February, with her autopsy revealing her heart "burst" while trying to fight off coronavirus.

Melinek said Dowd's heart was a normal size and weight - and added that heart ruptures like Dowd's usually only happen to people with bad cholesterol.

"The immune system was attacking the virus and in attacking the virus it damaged the heart and then the heart basically burst", said Dr.

Dowd was reportedly in good health and exercised regularly before she fell sick. "She was always doing some kind of aerobics".

She appeared to recover and was working from home on the day she died. But subsequent modeling has shown that the virus was present in Colorado as early as mid-January, health officials said earlier this month.

Rick Cabello, Ms Dowd's older brother, said she was in good health and her family believed she died from a heart attack.

Vietnam has reported 270 cases of coronavirus and no deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Dowd was among three early deaths in Santa Clara county - the second on February 17, and a third March 6 - believed to be from community transmission.

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