A Florida man in his 20s who died recently in a motorcycle accident was labeled as a Coronavirus death according to an investigation conducted by FOX 35.
The network talked to Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino about two recent deaths that were labeled Covid fatalities. When they asked whether the individuals had underlying conditions, Pino said, “The first one didn’t have any. He died in a motorcycle accident.”
When he was asked whether the man’s case was removed from the State’s Covid19 death rolls after the true cause of death became apparent to officials, Pino responded that he didn’t believe it was.
“I have to double-check. We were arguing, discussing, or trying to argue with the state. Not because of the numbers — it’s 100…it doesn’t make any difference if it’s 99 — but the fact that the individual didn’t die from COVID-19…died in the crash. But you could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.I don’t know the conclusion of that one.”
More questions about Florida’s #COVID19 data tonight after state health official tells us a person who died in a motorcycle accident was added to the state’s coronavirus death count. Story at 10 #FOX35News
— Danielle Lama (@DLama_FOX35) July 17, 2020
FOX 35 also recently revealed that only positive test results were being reported to the state, resulting in very high and sometimes perfect positivity rates for the virus in Florida.
You can watch FOX 35’s entire report here.