DeKalb, IL — An Indiana college student was found dead in her dorm room after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days and awaiting test results.
Bethany Nesbitt, a student at Grace College, was found dead in her dorm room Oct. 30. In a statement from her family, results for her test came back positive after her death. Her family is now asking others to take the coronavirus seriously.
Nesbitt had asthma and previously visited the emergency room. Doctors determined she likely had the virus, but it wasn’t a severe case since she seemed to be recovering, according to her family.
A local coroner ruled Nesbitt’s official cause of death a blood clot, noting that “while COVID did play a role in contributing to the death, it was not caused by COVID.”
Nesbitt’s family is encouraging people to exercise caution as blood clots are “widely recognized as being one of the most common causes of death among COVID-19 patients.”
“Please don’t assume that young people will not be impacted by this virus,” a statement from the family read, according to NBC Chicago. “Bethany was careful. She wore her mask. She socially distanced. We plead with you to take this virus seriously.”