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‘Test, test, test’ even after death: persistence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in postmortem nasopharyngeal swabs

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  • Handling editor Tahir S Pillay.

  • Contributors All authors collected data. KEB analysed the data. KEB and MZ wrote the first draft. All authors revised and contributed to the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.