AN ELDERLY woman died from coronavirus just minutes after she was discharged from a hospital in New York City, according to a report.
Carolyn Frazier, 71, was diagnosed with COVID-19 while at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.
Frazier was released from the hospital, located in Queens, around 10am on Friday.
She was transported home via a private ambulance, but by the time she got there, she had died, per the Post.
She was pronounced dead at 10.14am, just a short time after she left the medical center.
It wasn’t immediately clear why Frazier was discharged from the hospital, considering she was diagnosed with the coronavirus and had underlying health issues, like high blood pressure and diabetes.
New York is the epicenter of the United States’ coronavirus outbreak and had 53,520 confirmed cases of the virus as of Sunday morning.
At least 672 people have died in New York City alone, another 162 dying elsewhere in the Empire State.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was thinking about forcing New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, otherwise known as the tri-state area, into a 14-day quarantine.
But, he backed down from the idea after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the plan as "illegal" and a "declaration of war."
Trump initially said: "We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined.”
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