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Home Health & Fitness Texas man with coronavirus infects 17 relatives at surprise birthday party

Texas man with coronavirus infects 17 relatives at surprise birthday party

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A household in North Texas was in for multiple surprise once they found a nephew had unknowingly contaminated 17 of them with the brand new coronavirus at a current birthday party.

The man, who later examined optimistic for COVID-19, interacted with seven others at a Could 30 gathering earlier than these relations interacted with 10 extra, additional spreading the virus

Now 18 thus far have contracted the sickness, together with two kids, 4 seniors and a most cancers affected person.

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Ron Barbosa, the man’s uncle, didn’t attend the party however instructed ABC8 that he’s preserving observe of everybody who did and has examined optimistic. He mentioned the nephew — who hosted the occasion and performed golf with household beforehand — disregarded a cough because of working in building.

“It wasn’t that long. It was only a couple of hours,” Barbosa, a volunteer EMT, mentioned of the party. “However throughout that temporary time, by some means the opposite 18 relations at the moment are contaminated.”

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Three of these with the sickness are nonetheless within the hospital: Barbosa’s 80-year-old dad and mom and his sister with breast most cancers. His dad is within the ICU on life help and near needing a ventilator.

The information comes as COVID-19 circumstances surge in new hotspots throughout the nation, together with Texas, which simply added 55,125 cases to its near-132,000 complete. Round 2,207 folks have died.

Gov. Greg Abbott introduced Thursday that the state would pause its deliberate reopening whereas nonetheless permitting for some exercise underneath specified well being tips and security practices, explaining in a press release that “the last thing we want to do as a state is [to] go backwards.”

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