The family gathered on March 3, and among them was the first person to die of Coronavirus in New Jersey. The infection is believed to have spread from that person.
On Wednesday night, Grace Fusco died after contracting Coronavirus. Her death came five days after her daughter died because of the virus, and hours after her son died, too. A relative revealed that the deadly virus had claimed the life of another child as well. Fusco was a mother of 11, and grandmother of 27. Her relative, Roseann Paradiso Fodera, shared how her death has united the large family from Central New Jersey. Fodera, who is Fusco's cousin and the family’s lawyer, is serving as a spokesperson, told The New York Times that three other children have been hospitalized, of which two of them are critical.
Three members of the same New Jersey family die from #coronavirus— Alexander Higgins - Coronavirus Updates (@kr3at) March 19, 2020
Grace Fusco, 73, a mother of 11 from Freehold, died last night. Her 55-year-old daughter Rita Fusco-Jackson, died last Friday. Fusco’s eldest son, Carmine Fusco, also died from the virus.https://t.co/zVQ83dabgd pic.twitter.com/H1IVHVToWQ
Fusco’s eldest child, Rita Fusco-Jackson, 55, died on Friday. The family learned she had contracted the virus after her death. Fusco-Jackson died a day before her test for coronavirus came back positive on Saturday evening. Her eldest son, Carmine Fusco died on Wednesday. Grace Fusco also died on Wednesday after spending the day "gravely ill" and breathing with help from a ventilator. Fodera stated that her cousin was unaware that two of her children had passed away. As for extended family members, not only are they mourning the loss of their loved ones, they are unable to come together as they are all quarantined while they wait for test results. Thus, praying in isolation for the departed souls is all they can do now.
This looks like a family with a lot of love. They’re are most likely together several times a week. Eating and socializing. Their love for each other is probably what made them sick. This is sad. 😓😓😓😓😓😓😓😓😓— dclem @Chatta_girl Resist, @Chatta_Girl @🏠 (@DclemDeborah) March 19, 2020
"If they’re not on a respirator, they’re quarantined. It is so pitiful. They can’t even mourn the way you would," Fodera said. As of Thursday afternoon, New Jersey reported nine deaths out of the 742 people that have been infected across the state. While Coronavirus has claimed the lives of several people and infected people across America, but the deaths in one family alone is seen as rare. Fusco's children who passed away had no prior underlying health conditions before being struck by the deadly virus.
Ms. Fedora, characterised the Fusco family as “young and they don’t have any underlying conditions”. The photo depicts a family that is morbidly obese & middle aged. Morbid obesity is an underlying condition which precipitates: cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, diabetes ect.— Conklin (@Conklin_Scudder) March 19, 2020
"They’re young and they don’t have any underlying conditions," Fodera said. It hasn't been revealed if Grace Fusco had any prior health conditions. She and four of her children were being treated at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, about an hour south of Manhattan, said relatives. Judith M. Persichilli, New Jersey's health commissioner said that the first person who died of Coronavirus in the state on March 10 met the Fusco family during a routine family gathering on Thursday. "A party to most people was a regular dinner to them," she said.
In-home transmission is one of the most common ways of COVID 19. In addition, there are dinners, meetings and small space encounters— Sharing is joy (@lsjngs) March 19, 2020
This gathering on March 3 is believed to be the source of the virus, which prompted Persichilli to issue warnings to stop people from meeting, no matter how small the get-together is. "I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to take personal responsibility and to avoid even small gatherings," she stated to reporters in a briefing on Sunday. Since the disease claimed four lives in one family so quickly, Dr. James Matera, chief medical officer of Centra State Medical Center, explained that officials are studying the family's medical history for clues. He said, "I don’t know if it’s a strain thing. I would consider these particular people to be unusual."
Prayers to this family, we don’t no who has the virus and who caries the virus. Social distance and wash hands seems to be the only thing we can collectively to. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— MicheleR (@MicheleBK527) March 19, 2020
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