Sheriff Norman Chaffins said he believed his family was infected with the virus during a trip to Wyoming and Montana at the end of June.
Louisville, Kentucky — Grayman County Sheriff Norman Chaffins confirmed that he and his family tested positive for coronavirus.
Chaffins shared his experience fighting viruses in a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday.
He said he believed his family was infected with the virus after traveling in RV Wyoming and Montana in June. He said that although his family had less contact with people during the trip, they did not always wear masks.
Chaffins said that he began to experience various symptoms shortly after traveling, including low fever, loss of taste and smell, and severe headaches. He said that as time passed, the symptoms began to intensify.
“Since Monday 6th [of July], I sleep more than two hours without intermittently every day. What̵
Chaffins said his wife and son had only mild symptoms. However, he said that his son visited a friend and was picked up immediately after coughing. Chaffins said the family was notified.
The family underwent the test last Monday and obtained positive results on Wednesday.
For those who do not wear masks in public places, Safin uses his experience as a warning story.
“I have to pay the price now. One thing worse than fighting the virus is fighting the heavy burden we could have infected others.”
He said he will no longer comment until his family recovers.
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