Houston residents are preparing after receiving a public safety alert to take precautions against the coronavirus, saying that “local hospitals are approaching capacity.”
Tanna Ingraham is in one of those hospitals. The ICU nurse had been saving lives, but is now a high-risk patient fighting for her own.
“I’ve seen people die because of that and I’m going to be honest, I’m scared to death,” Ingraham said.
She is scared in her own ICU flat and is now being treated by colleagues she has worked with since March.
“Now I can honestly say that I know what it is as a healthcare provider and patient. It’s scary. It really is,” Ingraham said.
In Florida, the virus hit Carsyn Leigh Davis at Cypress Lake.
The varsity athlete successfully battled cancer from the age of 2, but the coronavirus took her life this week. It was two days after her 17th birthday.
At another access point in Los Angeles, California, COVID-19 is infecting nearly 30 members of the Garay family. The patriarch of his family died the day before Father’s Day.
“I was able to say, ‘Dad, I don’t think I’m going to make it.'” And those were my last words to my father, “said Richard Garay.
In Connecticut, the Massad family of five tested positive.
“So, for about five weeks, we were all quarantined at our home. When we brought him home, we wanted him to end up at the home and not take it to anyone else,” said Greg Massad.
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Some patients have been isolated for months.
In California, David March left an Orange County hospital after three months.
Doctors had given March only a 5 percent chance of survival.
“I thank everyone at St. Jude; they are amazing,” said March.
In Phoenix, a former heart transplant patient also beat the odds after contracting the coronavirus in April.
Jason Burruel was released a month later, only to return to the hospital after experiencing complications. He left for the second time this week.
“You just don’t know what the person next to you is going through. The inconvenience of wearing a mask for a few minutes in the supermarket or restaurant is a small price to pay for someone else not to notice this.” Burruel said. said.
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