Fifteen members of a Davenport family have all tested positive for COVID-19. The family says they took all the proper precautions like staying home, wearing a mask if they went out and sanitizing as often as they could.
"I feel like I want to cry and run away from all of this, but it's just, I'm in shock," Alicia Nava tells KWQC TV 6. She tested positive for COVID-19 on July 1st. "I went to the hospital because I was fainting a lot and my oxygen was low. And that's when I received a call from my doctor saying I was positive with the COVID."
Alicia's sister Veronica also recently tested positive. Veronica says she had a headache, a fever, and felt drowsy. "I started to feel really scared like I don't know...really strongly. I started crying. I have two kids, 7 years, and 5 years old. And my fear was that it would spread," a tearful Veronica told KWQC-TV 6.
The youngest family members were asymptomatic and spent time together, eventually spreading the virus to everyone else. "She didn't know. So that's how it spread. Because we were taking the steps we were supposed to take, we weren't visiting anyone, everyone was at their house. It just happened," Alicia Nava says.
Three family members are still in the hospital, including their 77-year-old father. The Nava family has a fundraiser on Alicia Nava’s Facebook to help pay for some of the medical bills.
Health officials continue to recommend you wear a face mask if you cannot social distance. If you feel sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and self isolate.
(Photo: KWQC-TV 6