A California couple with five children, including a newborn, died weeks apart from COVID-19.
Davy Macias and Daniel Macias, along with their children, contracted COVID-19 in early August, according to multiple reports. Although their children recovered from the virus, Davy was hospitalized for her symptoms and her husband was hospitalized shortly after.
Davy gave birth to the couple’s youngest daughter by Caesarean on Aug. 18, according to multiple reports. She was already intubated and was not communicating when she gave birth.
A few days after the baby was born, Daniel was also intubated. Davy’s sister-in-law Terri Serey told the Washington Post that Daniel wanted to wait to name the baby girl because he believed he and his wife would recover from the virus.
He also wanted to introduce the baby to his older siblings, Davy and Daniel’s four other children, all of whom are under 10 years old.
But Davy Macias died on August 26, and her husband died on September 9.
Davy was a registered nurse, while Daniel was a teacher at Jehue Middle School in Colton, California.
The school shared on Facebook last week “We will never forget our beloved Mr. Macias, his wonderful wife Davy Macias, and the impact he had on the students and staff at Jehue Middle School. ”
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Davy Macias has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her pregnancy, according to multiple reports. Her husband was also not vaccinated.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The United States has recorded more than 41 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 662,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 179 million Americans – 53.9% of the population – have been fully immunized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Davy and Daniel’s children are currently being looked after by their grandparents. Terry Macias, Daniel’s mother, told CNN that she was unsure whether the children understood their parents were not coming home.
Serey also told the Post that the kids “spend a lot of time at night looking for mom and dad.”