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An Ohio woman who survived cancer has died of COVID-19 after contracting the illness from an infected friend who hid the diagnosis to play cards at a social gathering, the woman’s grieving family claims.
Barb Bartolovich, 82, a blood cancer survivor, was vaccinated and took the necessary precautions, including only socializing with like-minded people amid the pandemic, WXYZ reported.
She decided to get together with friends to play cards and asked everyone beforehand if they were vaccinated, according to the outlet.
They all said they were inoculated — but her family claims one of them lied.
“Somebody decided that testing positive for COVID is something