A Texas hospital says a patient who was a healthy young man died of coronavirus after attending a “COVID” party.
The unidentified 30-year-old man died at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, according to Jane Appleby, the hospital’s best doctor.
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“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 and if someone is infected,” said Appleby, NBC 4 San Antonio reported on Friday.
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“Just before the person died, they looked at the nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a joke, but it is not, ”she said loudly.
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“This is just one example of a preventable death for a young member of our community,” she said. “I can’t imagine losing the family.”
Appleby said the hospital was treating other COVID-19 patients in their twenties and thirties who were “seriously ill”, the station said.
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Earlier this month, reports from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, quoted government officials saying that students were holding COVID parties with cash prizes there. Participants put money in a pot that was given to the person who got infected first.