Members of a Texas family say they “feel guilty” after a birthday party that left more than a dozen of them infected with the coronavirus.
Alexa Aregonez, 26, of Arlington said she dropped off her 57-year-old mother, Enriqueta Aragonez, at the indoor celebration on Nov. 1 and within days, all of the relatives who attended had become sick with the virus.
“My family always said it won’t be us — we protect ourselves. All we do is go to work and come back home. We wear a mask, we wash our hands, so it’s OK for us to congregate,” said Alexa, news station KHOU reported.
But when a few relatives started feeling ill, they all decided to get tested for COVID-19.
In total, 15 members of the family have tested positive — including three who weren’t at the celebration.
The only one hospitalized was Enriqueta, who was admitted for a day with pneumonia then again a week later with