Nathan Turner Bio, Wiki
Nathan Turner is a 30-year-old Australian miner who threw a party at his home just days before becoming the youngest victim in the country to die of COVID-19, according to a report.
Turner was found dead by his fiancee, Simone Devon on Tuesday afternoon, May 26th at his home in Blackwater, Queensland, after weeks of suffering from respiratory symptoms, Australian outlet 7News reported. The couple — who had become recently engaged — hosted a party at the home just four days earlier with dozens in attendance, the outlet reported.
How Mr Turner picked up the infection remains a mystery. It is believed the miner had not been at work since November nor travelled outside Blackwater since February. The Central Queensland town, with a population of 4,700, has not had a case of COVID-19 before.
His Fiance Tested Negative but has Covid-19 Symptoms
All of the party-goers who have been tested have received negative results for the virus, including his partner who has shown symptoms, the outlet reported. She will, however, undergo more testing while under quarantine at her parent’s home.
She worked at the local Fairbairn bakery, which has been closed temporarily following Mr Turner’s death.
Turners Family Question whether coronavirus should be blamed for his death
Turner’s family has questioned whether coronavirus should be blamed for his death, noting that he had a complicated medical history, according to the report. He suffered from epilepsy and asthma — and they claim he regularly came down with the flu, the outlet reported.
But health officials pushed back on suggestions that his death was mistakenly attributed to the virus, the report said. “There was a test done … which is a very sensitive test and it came back positive,” Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young said, according to the outlet.