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Coronavirus Kills 4th Member of One New Jersey Family

The COVID-19 virus tore through a New Jersey family in recent days, infecting seven people and killing three — including the 73-year-old matriarch who had 11 children and 27 grandchildren.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Grace Fusco died Wednesday night after a brief battle with the coronavirus. She was so ill that she was unaware that two of her children — Rita Fusco-Jackson of Freehold, New Jersey; and Carmine Fusco of Bath, Pennsylvania — also had died from the virus.

According to a report on Thursday by nj.com, a fourth relative, Vincent Fusco, died at a hospital in Freehold.

His mom Grace spent Wednesday on a ventilator at the same hospital, CentraState Medical Center, before she died. Her son Carmine died hours before she did, while her daughter passed away on March 13.

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Almost 20 members of the family remain quarantined at home.

The Times reported that a person who had contact with someone who died March 10 of the coronavirus attended a Fusco family gathering, which authorities said is how the virus was passed to the family. What’s perplexing is the high rate of death.

“I don’t know if it’s a strain thing,” Dr. James Matera, chief medical officer of CentraState Medical Center, told the Times. “I would consider these particular people to be unusual.”

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