Researchers believe a medical examiner in Thailand is the first person to die from COVID-19 after contracting it from a dead body, according to WFTC9.
“There is low chance of forensic medicine professionals coming into contact with infected patients. But they can have contact with biological samples and corpses,” researchers wrote in a Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine study that was released last weekend.
There are not many confirmed cases of coronavirus in the community so officials believe the forensic scientist contracted the virus from the corpse.
The medical examiner has not yet been identified.