Patricia Dowd aged 57, was the first patient to die of the coronavirus in America. She was the resident of country Santa Clara and reportedly died on the 6th of February before the first causality was officially recorded.
She was suffering from flu and was recovered before her death, as per her relatives’ report. They thought she died of a heart attack but were perplexed because she was conscious about her diet. She was not a smoker nor was suffering from any other illness.
Two other fatalities have also tested COVID-19 positive after they died on February 17 and March 6. The First coronavirus case on February 29 was taken as the start of cases in Washington up till now.
Dowd was the worker of a semiconductor company and was on leave on the day of her death. Her daughter found her dead after contacting her colleague. Dowd’s Brother, Rick Cabello, said she rarely got ill because she was a strong strong woman. She was traveling periodically and there are chances that she got a virus during traveling.
Her expiry was confirmed by Dr. Sara Cody, a health director in Santa Clara country of northern California. The doctor said that the deaths would have controlled if the testing was announced before the outbreak of the disease.
Gov. Gavin Newsom disclosed that he has ordered to recheck the causes of deaths that took place after December. So, we can get clearer about when the virus had entered in California.
The lockdown was imposed back in March throughout the country after myriads of cases had reported.