The youngest suspected coronavirus victim in Oregon tested negative for the disease, according to specialized testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“They did blood tests, and the white blood cell count was elevated, so they just said it looked COVID-like, basically,” the victim’s mother, Kimberly Irvin, said of her son’s doctors. “From early on, I felt that the COVID diagnosis was incorrect.”
Matthew Irvin died in July at the age of 26 and was listed as the state’s youngest victim of the virus.
After his death, his death certificate listed him as a COVID-19 victim,