Police Officer and Mom of One Dies After Weeks of Trying to Get Tested for Coronavirus

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Detective Marylou Armer

The Santa Rosa Police Department is anguish a genocide of one of their possess after Detective Marylou Armer died of coronavirus (COVID-19) after weeks of perplexing to get tested. She was 43.

Before her death, Armer had been denied contrast twice. She spent her final days perplexing her best to stay alive, fighting off a fever, physique aches and crispness of breath, The Press Democrat reported.

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When she initial fell ill, she told her sister Mari Lau that she felt as yet she had held a flu.

“She pronounced she’d never felt this kind of illness in her physique before,” Lau said, The Press Democrat reported.

Despite her symptoms, Kaiser Permanente’s Vallejo Medical Center did not give her a test.

Armer was told that given of her age and a fact that she had no underlying medical conditions, she was not deliberate exposed to a illness, Lau said, The Press Democrat reported.

Kaiser Permanent did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s ask for comment.

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Armer’s health continued to decrease and on Mar 23, her father brought her to a puncture room.

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After saying her condition, Armer was sedated and intubated to boost her low levels of oxygen, Lau explained.

Moments later, she tested certain for COVID-19, Lau said, The Press Democrat reported. Following her diagnosis, Armer was placed in a medically prompted coma and never woke up. She died on Mar 31.

She is survived by her father and daughter. Armer is a initial California assent officer to die of a disease. She is also a initial Napa County resident.

Armer’s genocide has sparked snub among her family as her sister said, “It is really frustrating,” The Press Democrat reported.

Kaiser has given released a matter to The Press Democrat, confirming that Armer in fact was not immediately given a test.

Dr. David Witt, Kaiser’s National Infectious Disease Expert said, according to The Press Democrat, that Armer was in daily hit with her physician, who had been adhering to “public health management contrast guidelines, that have been formed on a really singular accessibility of tests.”

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“We offer intense sympathies to Detective Armer’s family and desired ones during this profoundly formidable time,” Witt pronounced in a matter to a newspaper.

Over a weekend, a Santa Rosa Police Department common a print of flowers sent to a hire in response to Armer’s death.

“We would like to appreciate a many members of a village who have forsaken off flowers, cards and offering condolences for everybody here during SRPD and to Detective Marylou Armer’s family. The escape of support, adore and affability from a village means so many right now. Thank you, from a family to yours! Be protected and be well. #BlueForMaryLou #StayAtHome #NeverForget.”

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