A woman in Florida absorbed her 20-year-old teenager to COVID-19, and at that moment 11 living later, her 22-year-old daughter in addition died from the disease.
“I hold up pretty much well at the daytime, but at night, it really hits me,” Monete Hicks, 48, of Lauderdale Lakes, told NBC 6 of South Florida. “I’m so used to them being in here.”
Arranging the two funerals is difficult, she said.
Hicks did not directly answer to a application for an interview Tuesday.
She told the South Florida location that her youngster and daughter equally had underlying health conditions.
An executive with the Broward province health check Examiner’s headquarters fixed to NBC News on Tuesday that the basic affect of demise for Hicks’ son, Byron, and daughter, Mychaela Francis, was COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Morbid chubbiness and asthma are planned as contributing causes of Byron’s death, the legitimate said, while, for Mychaela, obesity, asthma and persistent obtrusive pulmonary disease were contributing causes.
Hicks held her child Byron had concern breathing on June 27.
“I came and checked on him. He was in the living room on the floor sitting up. He was sleeping, but he was breathing very poorly,” Hicks said.
She called 911, and Byron was full to a rest home everyplace he presently died.
A week later, as the family grieved Byron’s death, Hicks assumed Mychaela went to the rest home after she began having headaches and a fever.
As the days went by, “everything just went to breaking down in her body,” Hicks told NBC 6.
Mychaela needed oxygen, her blood pressure fell, and she eventually lost a kidney.
She died July 8.
Hicks, who has four other children, said she had believed Mychaela was going to recover because, like Byron, she was a fighter.
She is now imploring people to take measures to keep themselves safe.
“Wear y’all masks,” Hicks said. “Be careful, be safe out there, take it seriously.”
Broward County in a statement on July 17 said the number of coronavirus cases was continuing to climb, more than 1,300 new cases each day over the previous week. “Our hospitals are either at or are exceeding their bed capacity,” the statement said.
The county had 42,121 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 517 deaths, as of Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health.