Hennepin the County Medical Examiner, give the report of the autopsy carried out.
He said the covid-19 disease did not contribute to his death.
Floyd was said to have tested positive for the
coronavirus on April 3 and was asymptomatic
when he died in police custody.
The autopsy confirmed the cause of his death
was a forceful restraint on the neck, which was
by a police officer in Minneapolis.
The testing for the disease was carried out via a
The autopsy released publicly read: “Viral testing
(Minnesota Department of Health, postmortem
nasal swab collected 5/26/2020): positive for
2019-nCoV RNA by PCR.”
Since his death on May 25 protest has been holding across
the US and in other countries, calling for justice
and an end to racism.
The officer who knelt on his neck has been
charged with second-degree murder while the
three others who were involved in the incident
face counts of aiding and abetting murder.
President Donald Trump forced to
deploy force in quelling the crisis when some parts of the
country, protests turned violent calling for the right judgement.