George’s Floyd’s autopsy report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus, however, may have been asymptomatic at the time of his death during an attempt to arrest in Minnesota.

The 20-page George Floyd’s autopsy report was released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday, June 03. The report mentions that Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 on April 03, 2020. During the postmortem, the team took a nasal swab, which tested positive for coronavirus, indicating that he was probably asymptomatic at the time.

"Since PCR positivity for 2019-nCoV RNA can persist for weeks after the onset of clinical disease, the autopsy result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent PCR positivity from the previous infection," the report states.

The comprehensive autopsy report was released after a thorough consent of Floyd’s family and legal representatives. A "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression" has been identified as the cause of death of the 46-year-old black man, killed while being attempted to be detailed by a white police officer.

The concerned ex-police officer who nabbed him by the neck by pressuring it with knee, Derek Chauvin, now faces charges for second-degree murder for his behavior and handling of the victim. Charges have been inflicting on the other three police officers as well who were present at the site of the incident.

The onlookers recorded the video of the incident and the latest posted on social media, which immediately came to notice. People can be heard pleading the police office to leave the man, who can be seen saying that he can’t breathe.

Floyd soon became unconscious pleading for his life but Chauvin can be seen continuing to put pressure over his neck with the knee and it continued to happen for about nine minutes.

The new autopsy report also reveals that Floyd has a history of severe and multifocal atherosclerotic heart disease, along with hypertensive heart disease.

Additionally, traces of fentanyl, methamphetamine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and caffeine were found in his system. The urine drug screening confirmed the presence of morphine in his system.

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