- After the family visited for a haircut, a couple who had been married for nearly sixty years died of COVID-19, a little more than a week apart.
- Mike and Carol Bruno from Chicago took strict precautions for a few months until they visited their son Joseph Bruno and his sister working in a salon. Contracted this disease.
- His sister was tested for COVID-19, which turned out to be negative, and was isolated for three to four days just in case.
- Soon after the 40-minute visit, Bruno’s sister began to show symptoms similar to COVID-19, and Joseph and Carol Bruno also began to show symptoms shortly after.
- Carol Bruno was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator with her husband Mike around Thanksgiving.
- Carol Bruno died the day before Mike put on a ventilator. Nine days later, two days before Christmas, Mike Bruno also died of COVID-1
- Joseph Bruno said: “I made this sacrifice and knew that I didn’t spend 30-40 minutes with my mother and they will still be here.”
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Their son said that after months of preventive measures, a couple who had been married for nearly sixty years died of COVID-19 due to a haircut at home.
According to CNN, Joseph Bruno said that Mike and Carol Bruno from Chicago died in the hospital ten days apart.
Joseph Bruno told WLS-TV: “My sister works in a salon, so before Thanksgiving, my sister had a COVID test and the result was negative. After getting the negative test, she was isolated for three or four days. “I need a haircut, and she said,’Well, why don’t I come to cut your hair so that I don’t have to go to the salon.'”
During the 40-minute visit on November 20, Carol Bruno sat near the open window to help ventilate. All three of them wore masks and social isolation.
Joseph Bruno said: “I made this sacrifice and knew that I didn’t spend 30-40 minutes with my mother and they will still be here.”
One day after the family visit, Bruno’s sister began to show symptoms similar to COVID-19. Soon after, Joseph Bruno and his mother also began to show symptoms.
Joseph Bruno told CNN: “Even if we think we are doing everything right, we can still do it.”
Carol Bruno was hospitalized on Thanksgiving Day, but was discharged because his condition started to improve. A few days later, she was re-admitted to the hospital and put on a ventilator.
Joseph Bruno told CNN that Mike Bruno, who did not go to the hospital to see his wife, also began to show symptoms of COVID-19. He was hospitalized about two weeks after Thanksgiving.
According to her obituary, Carol died of COVID-19 the day before he put Mike on a ventilator on December 14. According to CNN, a week later, Mike followed closely-two days before Christmas.
Joseph Bruno told WLS-TV: “I think what makes us feel at ease is knowing that my father didn’t know that my mother passed away.” “It’s nice to know that they are less than ten days apart from each other. Thing. And, you know, I will do everything to get them back into society, but I am glad they are together again.”
Mike and Carol Bruno are among the thousands of Americans who have died of COVID-19, and cases across the country have surged. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of Tuesday, more than 19.5 million cases have been confirmed and nearly 338,000 people have died of COVID-19.
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