3 members of same family die days apart after contracting coronavirus


FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KRON) – The daughter and son of an elderly woman who died last week from the coronavirus have also reportedly passed away from the virus.

According to the New York Times, 73-year-old Grace Fusco, a mother of 11, died in the hospital Wednesday and was unaware of the death of her eldest son and daughter.

Fusco’s daughter, 55-year-old Rita Fusco-Jackson, died Friday in New Jersey.

Fusco’s eldest son, Carmine Fusco, died from the virus at a hospital in Pennsylvania Wednesday.

“This has been devastating for all of us,” Fusco-Jackson’s sister Elizabeth Fusco told NJ.com after the family’s first death.

Doctors suspect the virus originated from a family dinner this month.

Four of Fusco’s other children have also contracted the virus and remain hospitalized, the Times reports.

Nineteen spouses and children of the hospitalized victims — who were in contact with them since March 10 — have been tested for the coronavirus and are in isolation at their home.

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