PITTSBURGH, Ambridge Police Chief Mark Romutis tested positive for the virus weeks prior to his death. According to his wife Renee Romutis, he appeared to be recovering.
"He put everybody first," said Renee Romutis, who is hoping to help doctors understand her husband's death.
Romutis said her husband had been in quarantine for weeks, and the day after it was to be lifted, he was rushed to Allegheny General Hospital.
"That Friday morning, the world just turned upside down for us," said Romutis. "When he got up, he could just not catch his breath, and then he looked at me and he said, 'I can't feel my left side.'"
"That is a mystery of this case," said Allegheny Health Network neuroradiologist Dr. Michael Goldberg.
Goldberg said Mark Romutis' case is similar to that of other COVID-19 patients now being studied. He has submitted Romutis' case to the American Journal of Neurology.
"This is just adding to the literature, the body of evidence, that there is an association," said Goldberg.
Ambridge Police Chief Mark Romutis died from a stroke which Doctors believe is connected to the Novel Virus Covid-19.