A California couple with five children, including a newborn, died of COVID-19 weeks apart.
Davey Macias and Daniel Macias with their children caught COVID-19 in early August, According to multiple reports. Although their children recovered from the virus, Davy was hospitalized for their symptoms, and her husband was hospitalized soon after.
A few days after the birth of the baby, Daniels was also intubated. Davy’s sister-in-law, Terry Seri, told the Washington Post That Daniels wanted to wait to name the baby because he believed he and his wife would recover from the virus.
He also wanted to introduce the child to the other four children of his older siblings, Davy and Daniel, who are all under the age of 10.
But Dewey Macias died on 26 August, and her husband died on 9 September.
Dewey was a registered nurse, while Daniel was a teacher at Jehu Middle School in Colton, California.
“We will never forget our dear Mr. Macias, his wonderful wife Davy Macias, and the impact she had on the students and staff of Jehue Middle School,” the school shared on Facebook last week.
According to several reports, Davy Macias was not vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her pregnancy. Her husband was also not vaccinated.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pregnant people encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The US has recorded more than 41 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 662,000 deaths Johns Hopkins University data. About 179 million Americans – 53.9% of the population – have been fully vaccinated, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Davy and Daniel’s children are currently being looked after by their grandparents. Terry Macias, Danielle’s mother, told CNN that he is not sure whether the children understand that their parents are not coming home.
Ceri also told the Post that kids “spend a lot of time at night looking for mom and dad.”