7 members of the same New Jersey family contracted COVID-19 at a family gathering. 2 are dead and 4 are in critical condition.


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  • Rita Fusco-Jackson, 55, tested positive for the novel coronavirus after she died last Friday at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.
  • Six of her family members were hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, five of whom were in critical condition, according to NJ.com.
  • The relatives include five of Fusco-Jackson’s siblings and their mother, their sister, Elizabeth Fusco told NJ.com.
  • Her brother,  Carmine Fusco, was one of the six and has since died.
  • Another 19 relatives have been tested for COVID-19 and are now waiting for their results.

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