The Middlesex-London Well being Unit (MLHU) says it received’t be capable to affirm whether or not Yassin Dabeh died from COVID-19, after the 19-year-old was reported to be the area’s youngest loss of life associated to the virus over the weekend.
In a media briefing hosted by the MLHU on Monday, medical officer of well being Dr. Chris Mackie fielded a quantity questions concerning the reason for the 19-year-old’s loss of life.
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“I believe we’re all going to should be glad with the restricted info that we presently have,” Mackie instructed reporters.
“I do know there are questions of whether or not that is anyone who died of COVID or died with COVID; sadly we received’t get solutions to that.”
Mackie famous that the shortage of affirmation is just not a matter of MLHU withholding info, however quite attributable to the truth that there received’t be a medical investigation into the loss of life.
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“That is partially as a result of the household’s chosen to proceed with the burial and there received’t be an post-mortem for that cause,” Mackie mentioned.
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Few different particulars had been out there surrounding Dabeh’s loss of life, however Mackie mentioned the 19-year-old did verify in at a hospital sooner or later.
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“We all know the person’s id, who they’re in shut contact with, we all know that it’s anyone who had signs after which days later introduced to emergency room. Past that, we don’t have a variety of info,” he mentioned.
Mackie added that each he and affiliate medical officer of well being Dr. Alex Summers spoke with the coroner on Sunday.
“We received’t be getting further info and an post-mortem is not going to be carried out.”
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Dabeh’s loss of life was reported on Saturday. He was contract cleaner at Middlesex Terrace, a long-term care dwelling in Delaware.
As of Monday, Middlesex Terrace has been below an lively COVID-19 outbreak since Dec. 23, in accordance with MLHU.
Dabeh was a Syrian refugee, arriving to Canada together with his household in 2016.
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