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Old 07-07-20, 08:53 PM
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The loss of smell and taste symptom, experienced by a major subset, is more revealing.

I think in the case of the woman in San Jose, they went back and checked blood and tissue samples.

Dowd, 57, had no heart issues and strong lungs. She ate well, exercised and recently had seen her doctor. So when the San Jose woman died Feb. 6 of an apparent heart attack, her husband asked for an autopsy to determine what killed her.

The flu-like symptoms Dowd experienced in her final days, it turned out, were COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Dowd now is the first known person in the United States to die from the virus.
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