Update: Denver teen diagnosed with COVID-19 may have collapsed for other reasons


Update published Nov. 12, 2020, 7:45 p.m.

FOX31 and Channel 2 aired a story Wednesday night and Thursday morning about a Denver teen who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and ended up in an intensive care unit. That story was also originally posted online here.

We have now learned the teen’s mother did not tell us the entire story. She admits there were other factors and COVID-19 may not be what caused her son to collapse.

Our team asked the mother during the interview whether her son had any other health issues. She said he did not. That was untrue.

The mother apologized Thursday night, saying she did not know it would cause a problem.

However, it is a problem to FOX31 and Channel 2. We know our audience trusts us to investigate every story thoroughly before reporting it. We regret the error.

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