“The idea is that people come together to see if the virus is real when someone gets infected,” said a hospital official.
SAN ANTONIO – A 30-year-old patient died after attending a so-called “COVID party”, said Dr. Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Hospital.
“This is a party held by someone who has been diagnosed with the COVID virus, and the idea is that people will come together to see if the virus is real when someone is infected,” said Appleby.
Appleby said she heard an employee̵
“Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a joke, but it’s not,'” said Appleby.
Appleby said some of her critically ill coronavirus patients were in their twenties and thirties. It’s a growing trend across San Antonio.
During Friday night’s briefing, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said that young adults accounted for 25% of positive cases in Bexar County.
“We are in a time of very high community transmission,” said Nirenberg. “If you have a party with people who are not part of your household social environment, it can be a COVID party whether you like it or not.”
Appleby said she was not trying to be an alarmist. She hopes that this patient’s fall will help people understand the severity of what is going on around them.
“This is just one example of a potentially preventable death for a young member of our community, and I can’t imagine losing the family,” said Appleby. “We are here to help you, but at the same time we hope that you do not need our help. Please wear a mask, stay at home if you can, avoid groups of people and clean your hands.”
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