At least 28 family members are sick and one is dead after coronavirus spread from relative to relative in California.
Richard Garay says his 60-year-old father died of COVID-19 a day before Father’s Day.
Garay is 27-year-old, but he says he struggled to get through the illness as well.
Other family members infected include a two-year-old and a pregnant woman.
“You can’t really explain the feeling of losing a father on Father’s Day or before Father’s Day,” Garay said. “It’s something tough to process. A difficult thing to think about. I wish I could have held my father. I wish I could have told him I love him, that I’m okay. I wish my father was here.”
Garay says the family isn’t sure how so many people got infected.
He says they didn’t hold a party or any large gatherings.
They think one person got infected and, from there, the outbreak spread.