Coronavirus Kills 4, Infects 3 In Single New Jersey Family

As one of the newest unfortunate victims of the growing coronavirus pandemic, the matriarch of a large New Jersey family died just this Wednesday due to complications. What’s even more unfortunate is that she died without knowing her two oldest children had already succumbed to the virus before her.

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As the matriarch of one of New Jersey’s most sprawling families, Grace Fusco, who’s a mother of 11 and the grandmother of 27, is well known for always sitting at the same pew whenever Sunday service comes, always surrounded by her family members.

Things, however, have changed since Fusco, 73, died just this Wednesday because of the coronavirus, putting her family in unspeakable grief. But it wasn’t just her death that surprised the family because, just hours before, her oldest son had already died from the same virus. And what’s even more is her oldest daughter also lost the battle against the virus just five days before.

Unfortunately, three other children remain hospitalized, with two of them in critical condition, as per the family’s lawyer Ms. Paradiso Fodera.

Nearly 20 other relatives of the family are also now in quarantine at their own respective homes, as per Fodera, all of which are praying for each other’s speedy recoveries. Unfortunately, the coronavirus inhibits them from mourning together for this massive loss.

“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.

Nationwide, more and more people are getting infected by the coronavirus. As per the latest update from the New York Times database, at least 172 have already died from it and around 10,822 people across every state, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories have tested positive for it.

The Fusco family, however, suffered an extreme loss, what with the virus extensively affecting numerous people in the family.

“They’re young and they don’t have any underlying conditions,” Fodera continued.

“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to take personal responsibility and to avoid even small gatherings,” Judith M. Persichilli, the state’s health commissioner, said.

Coronavirus Outbreak As per the latest data, 6.85 million cases and 200,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S. Pixabay