October 21, 2020

Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says

The family of a 17-year-old Florida girl who died last month from COVID-19 treated her symptoms at home for nearly a week before taking her to a hospital, a medical examiner’s report concludes.

The home care included giving the girl unproven drugs and putting her on an oxygen tank used by her grandfather.

Carsyn Leigh Davis died June 23 as Lee County’s youngest victim of the novel coronavirus. Nearly two weeks before her death she had attended a 100-person church function and, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office, “She did not wear a mask. Social distancing was not followed.”

The News-Press could not independently verify which church was involved and a call to the possible host of the event was not returned Monday. A reporter also tried to reach the girl’s mother without success on Monday.

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