He was 30 years old, he thought the pandemic was a hoax, he went to a “COVID-19” party and died: “I made a terrible mistake”
The incident occurred at the Methodist hospital in San Antonio, Texas. A local doctor said that the young man’s case can serve as an example for the community to “realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily”
A 30-year-old man died after attending a Co Covid1-19 party ′, a gathering hosted by someone diagnosed with coronavirus that many people attend in order to catch it. Doctors at a Texas hospital said the patient believed the pandemic was a hoax.
“Just before the patient died, he looked at his nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought it was a hoax, but it isn’t,'” said Dr. Jane Appleby, medical director of the Methodist hospital in San Antonio. .
The doctor added: “I do not want to be an alarmist, we are just trying to share some examples that happen in real life to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”
Concerned at the increase in cases in Texas and at the disbelief of a part of society about the pandemic, Appleby decided to tell public opinion the story of the 30-year-old patient. The doctor said that now 22% of people who are tested have coronaviruses, weeks ago the figure was only 5%.
The doctor also said that the hospital is confirming that the disease also affects young people between the ages of 20 and 30 in a serious way, The Guardian reported.
“Wear a mask, stay home when you can, avoid groups of people and disinfect your hands,” said Appleby.
The case of the dead young man is known after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo asked this weekend that the necessary actions be taken to order a closure and that people stay in Home for America’s fourth-largest city to cope with rising COVID-19 cases.
“Not only do we need an order to stay home now, but we must keep it this time until the hospitalization curve goes down, it doesn’t just flatten,” Hidalgo said on Twitter on Sunday. “Many communities that persevered in that way are reopening in the long term. Let’s learn from that and don’t make the same mistake twice. “
The call came after a week in which Texas continued to break records for confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths related to the disease. State health officials reported 8,196 new cases, another 80 deaths and a total of 10,410 people hospitalized due to the virus on Sunday.
The United States reached the figures of 3,297,501 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 135,155 deaths this Sunday, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Monday) is 57,794 more infections than on Saturday and 426 new deaths.
The United States has seen cases increase at a rate of 60,000 per day in the past week and, in fact, infections have grown in 37 of the 50 states in the same period, according to Johns Hopkins University.