Thomas Macias, 51, went to barbecue near a community near Lake Elsinore about 70 miles from Los Angeles last month.
Soon after the party ended, he began to feel sick. His family said that on June 20, he posted a stern message on Facebook warning his loved ones about the risk of the virus.
He wrote: “I went out a few weeks ago… Because of my stupidity, I put the health of my mother and sisters and my family at risk.” “This is a very painful experience. This is not a joke. If you have to go out , Put on a mask, and socially alienate… I hope that with the help of God, I will be able to survive.”
A friend attended the party when he was sick
His brother-in-law Gustavo Lopez told CNN that he barely went out before grilling. But he added that his social skills were incredible and he felt lonely. When the country lifted the restrictions, he decided to visit his friends.
Lopez said: “Everywhere he went, he immediately made friends.”
Lopez said that a friend who attended the party proposed to Marcias that he had a coronavirus. He knew the diagnosis when he attended the party, but thought he could not infect anyone without symptoms.
Lopez said: “Our understanding is that a gentleman called him and said,’Hey, I’m at the party, I know I’m very active. I didn’t tell anyone.’ “I think this gentleman regrets not Tell everyone that the people he is convening to the party suggest that they be tested. “
Macias was frustrated, but he blamed his own judgment errors, and even used his Facebook post to warn his friends about the harm of the virus. Lopez said that about a dozen people attended the party and tested positive.
Riverside County has more than 18,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and about 460 deaths. It is the second largest case in the state after Los Angeles County.