Tuesday, 28 July 2020

FOURTEEN members of the same Texas family test positive for coronavirus after party - with one of them dying and another on life support

One person has died and another is on life support after fourteen members of the same Texas family tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party to celebrate the birth of a grandchild. 
A 'small gathering' on June 13 led to the family members contracting Covid-19. 
Tony Green, from Dallas, threw the party with his partner, and invited the in-laws after months of social distancing. 
Green's partner's father, Rafael Ceja, attended the party along with his mother and one of his partner's sisters. 
Tony Green, from Dallas, threw the party with his partner (pictured), and invited the in-laws after months of social distancing
Tony Green, from Dallas, threw the party with his partner (pictured), and invited the in-laws after months of social distancing
Masks were not worn during the event, which was thrown to celebrate the birth of a grandchild, with Green explaining that the family had felt the worst of the pandemic was behind them. 
'We just felt the worst was behind the country because everything was easy, things were reopening and none of us were experiencing any symptoms,' he told NBC News
The day after, Green woke up feeling unwell and by June 15, his partner and parents had all fallen sick as well. 

'The pain and trauma that was yet to come is more than anybody could have prepared for,' Green wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to cover medical costs, which has since been removed. 
Green and his father-in-law, Ceja, were both admitted to hospital on June 24. 
Green nearly suffered a stroke after the virus attacked his nervous system.
Later in June, Ceja's mother was admitted to hospital where she died on July 2 after suffering from pneumonia caused by the virus. 
Rafael Ceja (pictured) has been placed on a life support machine after contracting Covid-19 at the family gathering
Rafael Ceja (pictured) has been placed on a life support machine after contracting Covid-19 at the family gathering 
Ceja was unaware his mother was in a room next to his, according to Green. 
 On July 12, Green learned that his father-in-law Ceja had been placed on a life support machine after also suffering from pneumonia. 
His mother-in-law, Marisa, called him 'crying and screaming in terror' to tell him the bad news. 
A funeral for Ceja's mother was held on July 14, with only 10 family members allowed to attend.  

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