Family loses dad to coronavirus, 28 family members test positive


(CNN) – At least 28 family members are sick and one is dead after coronavirus spread from relative to relative in California.

Richard Garay says his 60-year-old father died of COVID-19 a day before Father’s Day.

Garay is 27 years old but says he struggled to get through the illness also. Other family members infected include a 2-year-old and a pregnant woman.

“You can’t really explain the feeling of losing a father on Father’s Day or before Father’s Day. It’s, it’s something tough to process, a difficult thing to think about,” Garay said. “I wish I could have held my father. I wish I could have told him I love him, that I’m okay. I wish my father was here.”

Garay says the family isn’t sure how so many people got infected. He says they don’t hold a party or any large gatherings. They think one person got infected and, from there, the outbreak spread.


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