10 members of metro Atlanta family test positive for coronavirus

10 members of metro Atlanta family test positive for COVID-19

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — An 8-month-old Gwinnett County girl just recovered from the coronavirus. She’s one of 10 members in her family to get it.

Channel 2′s Carol Sbarge talked to the baby’s 23-year-old mom who says she’s very frustrated when she sees video of people her age not wearing masks or social distancing.

Lourdes Valencia says when she got sick in mid-June, she had chills, sweats and and a weird headache. She says by the next day, she had a fever. She then tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Lourdes says her husband, baby, her parents, sisters and cousins all got the virus. Her parents were both admitted to the hospital.


Dr. Barbara Joy Jones, a family medical physician says the coronavirus is unpredictable. She says it’s hard to predict how the virus will affect someone.

Doctors continue to see different symptoms. The CDC recently added gastrointestinal symptoms to the list.

Jones says before she thought someone was having diarrhea or reaction to food. She says now they’re seeing that may actually be a symptom of COVID-19. She says for some patients they quickly switch to having respiratory symptoms.

Lourdes says she always wears a mask in public places and wants more people her age to take the virus seriously.

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