Butler Co. resident tested negative for COVID-19 before death

Updated: Mar. 26, 2020 at 4:46 AM CDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - New details have been brought to light into a death investigation in Butler County, Missouri.

According to Butler County Coroner, a patient was admitted to a local hospital with COVID-19 symptoms.

A test for the virus was done at that time, but before the results were available, the patient passed away.

On Wednesday, March 26, the results of the test for the patient came back negative for COVID-19.

Out of respect for the privacy of the family, details about the deceased will not be released by the coroner’s office.

Moore said any positive COVID-19 tests will be released to the state for further reporting and announcements.

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