A 42-year-old Georgia hospital worker named Diedre Wilkes contracted the coronavirus. She was later found dead in her home with her 4-year-old son next to her body.
Diedre's body was discovered last week in the living room of his home outside of Atlanta. A family member called the Sheriff's Office and requested a welfare check, and she was found dead.
The coroner believes that Deidra died 12 to 16 hours before they found her.
During Deidra's autopsy, coroners performed a posthumous coronavirus test and tested positive for COVID-19. Deidra had no known underlying health conditions, and an autopsy is still underway, the coroner told the media.
Deidra worked as a mammography technician at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A hospital spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that staff were "deeply saddened when the coroner notified us … of our colleague's sudden death."