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18 Texas family members test positive for COVID-19 after attending surprise birthday party

18 family members in Texas reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a surprise birthday party. According to WFAA-TV, three are now hospitalized, including his parents both in 80's  and a woman battling breast cancer.

The incident happened last month, and just one member of the family is unknowingly a carrier of the virus in the party.



Ron Barbosa, who refused to attend the party for his daughter in law said that the party lasted only for hours. His nephew, who's unknowingly infected with the virus interacted with seven relatives , who subsequently contracted the virus, transmitted it to 10 other family members, including two young children.

“When people started getting sick, we really let everyone have it,” Barbosa told WFAA-TV. “

We knew this was going to happen, I mean, this whole time this has been going on we’ve been terrified.”


His sister Kathy is recovering and felling better, despite undergoing chemo treatment. However, his parents are in much difficult situation. He said his father, Frank, is in the ICU and is fighting for his life.

Thankful, Frank received a plasma donation Wednesday from recovered coronavirus patient, according to Barbosa's Facebook page.

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