Natasha Ott Wiki – Biography
Natasha Ott a New Orleans woman tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus, but died before she received her test results. On March 10, 39-year-old Natasha Ott showed symptoms of a cold, and less than two weeks later, her partner Justin Anderson found her dead in her kitchen. Anderson posted to Facebook and recounted the timeline of events, from Ott feeling the symptoms of a cold, to her being found unresponsive in her kitchen.
On March 10, Ott told Anderson that she had a “tiny fever” and a respiratory cold. Ott, who worked at Crescent Care as a social worker, didn’t get tested for the coronavirus as she was determined to be low-risk. However, Ott got tested for COVID-19 on March 16 as her symptoms did not subside. Ott was told that it would take up to five days to receive the results of the test.
A few days later, on Thursday, March 19, Ott told Anderson she felt like she had “something” in her lungs. She also said that her test results were going to be delayed until Monday.
The next day, Anderson went over to Ott’s house around 8 p.m. as she wasn’t answering his phone calls or messages — he found her dead in her kitchen. According to Anderson, Ott’s test results have still not come back.
Anderson finished his FB post by saying, “Our government is ill-prepared for this pandemic in a way that has and will cost lives. Cherish your loved ones like you could lose them, and let them know you cherish them”
Natasha Ott Age
Natasha Ott was 39 years old.
Boyfriend Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson says he found girlfriend Natasha Ott dead in her apartment in New Orleans on Friday as she still awaited news on whether her sickness and fever were actually COVID-19.
He said Ott — who helped people who are HIV-positive — had first told him on March 10 that she had a “respiratory cold” and “tiny fever.”
“They sent her home, but didn’t test her — she was told she was low-risk,” he wrote, calling his partner “a profoundly kind, passionate, funny and loving 39-year-old woman in good health.”
Her own clinic only had five test kits available, he said, saying she told him, “I declined to take one so someone else could.”
After her condition deteriorated, she finally got tested on March 16 — almost a week after first falling sick — but was told the results would take at least five days, with a further delay meaning they are still not ready, he said.
Anderson detailed Ott’s worsening mood and health, as well as her attempts to reassure him that she would be fine if she just drank whiskey.
He finally “found her dead in her kitchen” at 8 p.m. Friday while checking up because she failed to respond to texts or calls.
“For those of you not fortunate enough to have known her – know this: it’s an immeasurable loss,” he wrote.
“And seeing a woman I knew to be so full of life lying on the floor lifeless was devastating. I was afraid to touch her. I held her anyway,” he said.
He warned that the “government is ill-prepared for this pandemic in a way that has and will cost lives,” while urging people to “cherish your loved ones like you could lose them.”
“The time for joking about Covid-19 is over,” he wrote.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has not released a cause of death and state health officials have not confirmed it as a case of coronavirus,
Cause of Death
Speaking with The New Orleans Advocate, Anderson said, “I believed that people should stay home, but I don’t think I fully understood what the consequences could be if they didn’t.” He also said that what happened to his girlfriend should be a wake up call about COVID-19.
Ott symptoms were a respiratory cold, fever and loss of appetite, and they lasted until her passing on Friday.
The New Orleans Advocate spoke with the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, but they have not released here cause of death, and state officials have not said if they believe her death was due to COVID-19.
The CEO of Crescent Care, Noel Twilbeck, confirmed to The New Orleans Advocate that Ott died but declined to give any further details.