A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from the coronavirus after attending a “COVID party” in San Antonio, Texas.
According to Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby, the patient admitted to intentionally attending a party with an infected person because they believed the Coronavirus was a hoax.
This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected,” Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, told WOAI NBC News Channel 4.
“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,'”
Appleby said she decided to make this case public to urge young people in the local community to take the pandemic seriously.
“It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible, “I don’t want to be an alarmist, and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”