ESPN’s Jason King reports that he spoke with Kamala’s wife and she noted that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
King says Kamala’s wife believes that he likely contracted the virus from one of his weekly visits to the dialysis center and he had been hospitalized since Wednesday night. She also noted that he seemed fine and in good spirits this morning but then he went into cardiac arrest and then passed away.
Kamala had been dealing with health issues over the last decade or so. Obviously, with his age and health issues, he would have been more likely to have had more serious issues than most people with the virus. The fact that he likely contracted the virus at a medical center makes this story more tragic.
Again, we send our deepest condolences to Kamala’s friends and family.
Spoke w/ Kamala’s wife. He tested positive Wednesday for COVID which he likely contracted from one of his numerous weekly visits to the dialysis center. Was hospitalized Wednesday night & seemed fine & in good spirits this morning. Went into cardiac arrest & passed this afternoon
— Jason King (@JasonKingBR) August 10, 2020