CBS 12 News examined The medical examiner reports on deaths from COVID-19 and found eight examples where a person was listed as a coronavirus death but had in fact died from something else. This includes a 60-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound to the head, a 90-year-old man who fell and broke his hip and a 77-year-old man who died of Parkinson’s disease.
“I think that’s completely misleading,” said Rachel Eade, a Palm Beach County resident who looked into the matter, of the results.
“We need to remove the cases that are not exclusive to COVID, and we need to provide this information to people,” she added.
Eade said that of the 581 total deaths, only 169 of them are listed as simply the coronavirus with no contributing factor.
Last week, a Florida health official admitted that a man who died in a motorcycle accident was listed as a coronavirus death and argued that it did not necessarily need to be corrected because the virus could have caused the crash.
Earlier this week it was reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has listed more than 3,700 coronavirus deaths resulting from “injury, poisoning, and other intentional and unintentional adverse events.”