Coronavirus-positive woman infected 40 family members at funeral: ‘Spreading like wildfire’

1 month ago

Kermit news, West Virginia news.

At least 40 relatives and friends of a West Virginia family have tested positive for COVID-19 after they gathered at a funeral last month.

The mass-spread was ignited by a female relative who attended the funeral of Kennetha Brige on July 2 while sick. The woman flew from Arizona to attend services without wearing a mask: “My relative wasn’t feeling well, but I didn’t think a lot about it,” Polly Williams said. “I figured she was tired from her flight and lack of sleep.”

Williams said that after the services, dozens of her relatives and friends who weren’t even present at the gathering contracted the illness. Their ages are from five-month-old to 77 years, some had to be hospitalized including a toddler.

“It’s selfish, unforgivable. The least she could have done was to wear masks and warn all of us to stay away.”