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San Antonio doctor says 30-year-old man died after attending a ‘Covid party’

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A 30-year-old COVID-19 patient at a San Antonio hospital has died after reportedly attending a COVID party.

Dr. Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital, said she’s sharing the ‘heartbreaking story,’ not because she wants to be an alarmist, but because she wants the community to know that the virus is serious and it can spread easily.

“We cared for a 30-year-old at Methodist Hospital who told their nurse that they had attended a COVID party,” said Dr. Appleby. “This is a party held by somebody diagnosed with the COVID virus, and the thought is that people get together and see if the virus is real and if anyone gets infected.”

This man did not survive.

Appleby says,”Just before the patient died,  they looked at their nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.'”

The doctor stated that this is just one example of a death that potentially could have been avoided.

“At Methodist Hospital today, we have several 20-year-olds and several 30-year-olds who are critically ill.  “Some of these younger folks come to the hospital for treatment and can be discharged home, yet others become ill rather quickly and require intensive care,” she explained.

Appleby warns that people with hypertension, diabetes and obesity are at a higher risk for suffering severe complications from the COVID virus.

“We care deeply about the citizens of San Antonio, Texas,” said Appleby. “Please wear a mask, stay at home when you can, avoid groups of people, and sanitize your hands.”

 


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