First guy to die in Louisiana, family has no idea how he got disease, as he was developmentally disabled and had limited contact with outside world.
Okay– What are we really dealing with?
As a resident of a facility serving people with developmental disabilities, 58-year-old Ives Green had limited contact with the outside world, and he did not know why he had been feeling unwell, according to his family.
But Green’s condition deteriorated so much recently that the medical staff at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans received the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s permission to give him a test for the new coronavirus, which only a few people in Louisiana have been getting.
It came back positive, and Green on Saturday became the first person in Louisiana to die from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, his family said in a statement released Sunday.