Texas Patient Dies After Attending ‘COVID Party’: ‘I Thought It Was A Hoax’
According to News4 San Antonio, a patient in their 30s died from the coronavirus “after attending what’s being called a ‘COVID party,’” a San Antonio, Texas, health official stated.
- Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby said the idea of these parties was to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected.
“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,’” Dr. Appleby said.
- Dr. Appleby made this case public “as the spike in cases for Bexar County continues. She wants everyone, especially those in the younger demographic, to realize they are not invincible.”
"It doesn't discriminate and none of us are invincible," Dr. Appleby said. "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."
On Thursday night, San Antonio was reporting nearly 18,000 cases, with more than 1,200 patients in the hospital system.