The family of a 20-year-old college student who died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is now begging others to seriously consider the virus. Bethany Nesbitt, a student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, was found dead on October 29 in her dorm room after having symptoms of COVID-19 for about 10 days and was waiting. the test results, according to the announcement from her family.
“The cause of death is pulmonary embolism – the result of a blood clot – widely recognized as a common cause of death in COVID-19 patients,” tweeted her brother Stephen Nesbitt.
A third-year psychology student from Grand Ledge, Michigan, has asthma and has previously been taken to the emergency room. Doctors have determined Nesbitt is likely to have COVID-19, but this is not a serious case and she appears to be recovering.
Kosciusko County CEO Anthony Ciriello on Tuesday ruled that the official cause of her death was a blood clot, noting that “although COVID does play a role in death, the cause it was not caused by COVID. “
However, her family pointed out that“is widely recognized as one of the most common causes of death in patients with COVID-19.” They are now encouraging others to “exercise extreme caution” as COVID-19 .
“Please don’t assume young people will not be affected by this virus. Bethany was careful. She wore her mask. She was out of society,” the statement wrote. “We beg you to take this virus seriously.”