A 76-year-old Queens man infected with COVID-19 died after being sent home from a hospital to self-quarantine, The Post has learned.
Teodosio Torres had been rehabbing his broken hip at Regal Heights Rehabilitation for two months and had underlying health conditions of diabetes and high blood pressure, police sources said.
On Friday, he was taken to New York-Presbyterian Queens after showing potential symptoms of coronavirus— but was sent home the same day and told to isolate himself as doctors waited for his test results, which eventually came back positive for the deadly bug, the sources said.
His wife called the hospital Sunday when his health began to deteriorate, the sources said.
Torres died Wednesday in his Jackson Heights apartment just after 5:45 p.m., according to sources.
It was unclear why Torres had not been admitted to the hospital after his wife’s plea for treatment.
Torres’ wife could not immediately be reached for comment.
On Wednesday evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio said 1,871 people tested positive for COVID-10 in the city and 11 had died. It was not immediately clear whether Torres’ death was included in that count.