The Detroit News: US student dies of COVID-19 as doctors refuse to test him several times

April 1, 2020  23:34

A Western Michigan University student from Detroit died Saturday after contracting the coronavirus, The Detroit News reported.

Bassey Offiong, 25, was turned down several times for the COVID-19 test in the Kalamazoo area while living off-campus despite having fever, fatigue and shortness of breath.

"I told him to ask them to test him," his sister Asari Offiong said. "He said they refused to test him.”

During one of the visits to the clinic, he was diagnosed with bronchitis. However, later he was hospitalized and spent the last week on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.

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