Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus

1 year 1 month 17 hours ago Thursday, June 25 2020 Jun 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 7:13 PM June 25, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - A surprise birthday party that resulted in 18 people testing positive for the coronavirus has left a North Texas man horrified as his father continues to fight for his life in the hospital. Ron Barbosa, who refused to attend the May 30 party for his daughter-in-law due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says those hospitalized included his parents, both in their 80's, and his sister, who is also battling breast cancer. Barbosa says his nephew, unknowingly infected with the virus, hosted the gathering of 25 people. He says seven of the relatives in attendance subsequently contracted and spread the virus to 10 other family members, including two young children.

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