9 Members Of East Alabama Family Contracts Coronavirus, 3 Dead

Recently, a family in East Alabama got hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, affecting and killing three of its members.

Three Relatives Die From Coronavirus In East Alabama

Per recent reports, a family from Etowah County, East Alabama, has taken an especially heavy toll from the raging coronavirus pandemic since Phacethia Posey, her father Billy Ray Woods and his nephew/her cousin Michael Woods of Anniston got hit by the coronavirus and died not long afterwards. After a checkup in Rainbow City, six other members of the family have also tested positive and are now hospitalized.

According to Kyra Porter, who is one of the six that have been hospitalized, the family has no idea where the virus came from and how it was able to spread to a lot of them.

“We weren’t out and about or partying, we were just kind of limiting where we went, we would go to the store and home, I would go to therapy and back home, but nothing more. We’ve asked the question, why us? Why our family? But, the response we get from God is, why not? So, we’re just trying to hold up, heal physically as well as mentally and get through this,” she said in a recent interview.

Because of this, Porter said that she is very much against the idea of opening the state again because it’s too early and the risk of infecting other people with the disease is simply too high. She also added that she didn’t wish for it to happen to anyone.

“I’d say, think twice before you go. I wouldn’t go unless I absolutely had to. One of my sisters who had it was asymptomatic. She was taking care of us, and she didn’t know she had it. And my mom originally tested negative, but she went to the emergency room and was positive,” she said.

According to Porter, all three of their family members who died will be buried come Wednesday. However, because they are hospitalized and the rest are social distancing, sadly none of them will be able to attend the funeral.

coronavirus-testing-ap More testing is needed in the United States before the country can reopen, according to a study from Harvard Matthias Schrader/AP

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