4 Family Members with Coronavirus Died After Having Family Dinner

Grace Fusco, 73, died last night, just hours after her son, Carmine Fusco, and days after her daughter, Rita Fusco-Jackson, 55, died after being infected with the coronavirus. A 4th relative, Vincent Fusco, has succumbed to his infection.

Updated 2020-03-19

The 4 family members did not have any underlying health conditions.

Fusco's family had a gathering on March 3 which may have helped to spread the coronavirus among its guests.

Three of Grace's other children, who have also been infected, are currently hospitalized at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey, some of them in critical condition according to a relative.

Other relatives, who are unable to mourn their deaths together, are also quarantined in their homes while they wait for the results of their coronavirus tests.

The CDC has urged everyone to avoid small gatherings [PDF] when possible.

A GoFundMe was started to help the Fusco family.

Also, please wash your hands.

Thumbnail photo: Tourist wearing protective respiratory masks tour St. Peter's Square prior to the Pope's weekly Angelus prayer on February 2, 2020 in the Vatican. - A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has killed more than 300 people in China and spread around the world since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. On February 2, China's National Health Commission said more than 14,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

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