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Wed May 6, 2020, 01:53 AM

Salem man fell through COVID-19 testing cracks for weeks, ended up in coma

Tony Villasenor had a persistent cough, flu-like symptoms and shortness of breath.

In his early 60s, with underlying medical conditions, he was seen by healthcare providers in the emergency rooms of two local hospitals and a clinic.

But each time, even as he got progressively worse, he was denied a COVID-19 test, told either he wasn't sick enough or tests weren't available.

Doctors suspected he had the coronavirus, and X-rays confirmed he had pneumonia.

But still, he was not tested.

Read more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/05/04/coronavirus-salem-oregon-man-covid-19-testing-symptoms-coma/3024308001/
(Salem Statesman Journal)

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