A 25-year-old New Jersey man is fighting for his life after a lab lost a test that showed he was positive for the coronavirus — delaying his treatment, reports say.
Jack Allard, a two-time All American lacrosse player, was placed in a medically induced coma at an Edison hospital after being tested for COVID-19, news station WABC reported.
His mother, Genny Allard, told Pix11 News that her son first got sick on March 13 when he started experiencing a high fever, back pain and started throwing up.
“We thought he had a kidney infection,” she told the station.
His health deteriorated and he was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit, where he was tested for the coronavirus, WABC reported.
But the lab lost the test, which delayed his access to special experimental treatment by at least five days, the report said.
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SOURCE: New York Post, by Jackie Salo