Scottish man, 71, who tested positive for COVID-19 at Polykliniki dies at Corfu Hospital

Scottish man, 71, who tested positive for COVID-19 at Polykliniki dies at Corfu Hospital

Sealed lips once again at Corfu Hospital following the death of 71-year-old Scotsman

CORFU. The Briton had severe pneumonia symptoms and had a PCR test yesterday which came out positive - No official announcement from the hospital - No coroner΄s examination planned unless legally requested.

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Οκτωβρίου / 2020

A 71-year-old Scotsman, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at Corfu Hospital this morning, 1 October.

Information is only being given sparingly at the moment and, up to now, there has been no official information.

As far as Enimerosi has been able to find out, the 71-year-old went to Polykliniki yesterday, Wednesday 30 September, with severe pneumonia symptoms and took a Covid-19 PCR test which appeared positive.

EODY was immediately informed, as was Corfu Hospital, where he was admitted yesterday.

The patient passed away this morning and the cause of death has not yet been made known, which means that there has been no confirmation up to now that it was due to coronavirus.

The Hospital Medical Examiner Christopheros Tsalakidis told Enimerosi  that, according to protocol, a coroner's examination isn't mandatory for cases that have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19 even if they are considered 'suspicious'.

Dr. Tsakalidis said that for there to be a coroner's examination there has to be a legal request from the Prosecutor - something that hasn't come up to now (12:00) and there has been no indication that it is likely to come. He also had no further information regarding the death of the 71-year-old Scotsman.