Home Health News Coronavirus-infected college student in Indiana dies in dorm room, family says – Fox News

Coronavirus-infected college student in Indiana dies in dorm room, family says – Fox News

5 min read
10
3

A 20-year-old college student in Indiana died last week after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and testing positive for the novel virus, according to a statement from her family. 

Bethany Nesbitt, a student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., died on Oct. 29 while sleeping in her dorm room, according to the family’s statement shared by her older brother, Stephen J. Nesbitt, on Twitter. 

“Please don’t assume that young people will not be impacted by this virus,” the family’s statement reads. “Bethany was careful. She wore her mask. She socially distanced.” (iStock)

Nesbitt was “positive for COVID-19 and had been quarantined in her dorm room for 10 days,” prior to her death, per the statement. The official cause of death was a “pulmonary embolism — the result of a blood clot — which is widely recognized as being one of the most common causes of death among COVID-19 patients,” the family said. (Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello ruled her official cause of death as a blood clot. “While COVID did play a role in contributing to the death, it was not caused by COVID,” he noted.)

Nesbitt, originally from Grand Ledge, Mich., “began experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 the week of Oct. 20.” She was tested for the virus two days later and began to quarantine in her dorm room.

CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT OPTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY?

However, due to an “unknown clerical error,” Nesbitt never received the results of her test. Still, she continued to quarantine in her dorm while “communicating frequently with her adoring parents and siblings as she recovered.” 

The 20-year-old, who was asthmatic, monitored her oxygen saturation levels. On Oct. 26, following a drop in these levels, Nesbitt went to a local emergency room. A doctor there “determined that Bethany very likely had COVID-19, but it was not a severe case and she seemed to be recovering.” 

She returned to her dorm, and two days later, “she told her family she had been fever-free for 24 hours and her oxygen levels were normalizing,” the family’s statement read, noting Nesbitt was “encouraged” by these improvements. 

She was tested for COVID-19 once more on Oct. 29 and went to bed later that night. 

On the morning of Oct. 30, however, Nesbitt was found dead in her dorm room. Her family learned after her death that the result of the second COVID-19 test was positive. 

The youngest of nine children, Nesbitt was “the baby of our family,” reads the family’s statement. 

The 20-year-old, who was slated to graduate this spring, “was a selfless and loving friend,” her family said. 

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

“She had a passion for helping others, especially children, and her sassy sense of humor and wonderful laugh put them at ease,” it continues. 

The family’s statement concluded by urging others to “exercise enormous caution as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.” 

“Please don’t assume that young people will not be impacted by this virus,” the family’s statement reads. “Bethany was careful. She wore her mask. She socially distanced.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Let’s block ads! (Why?)


Source link

10 Comments

  1. vreyro linomit

    February 26, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

    Reply

  2. stornobrzinol

    May 15, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Wohh precisely what I was looking for, appreciate it for posting.

    Reply

  3. Gillian Greenland

    June 4, 2021 at 9:42 am

    This was awesome! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    Reply

  4. Hiram Lueras

    June 7, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    This was great! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    Reply

  5. Lester Volden

    June 9, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    This was awesome! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    Reply

  6. Quiana Palamino

    June 12, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life websites and blogs

    Reply

  7. Maxima Zanghi

    June 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a video game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these Second Life authors and blogs

    Reply

  8. Faith Florestal

    June 13, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I don’t know about you all but I am obsessed with airplanes. I have a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don’t know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/06/airline-livery-of-the-week-air-moldova/

    Reply

  9. Corine Gaschke

    June 13, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t know about you all but I am obsessed with airplanes. I have a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don’t know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2010/05/domestic-dispute-results-in-pilots-threatening-to-crash-plane/

    Reply

  10. Marshall Hennecke

    June 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these Second Life articles and blogs

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

British Nutrition Foundation to launch Healthy Eating Week – New Food

The BNF is launching a new event to encourage people from all ages to improve their health…