Five Men Have Died Of COVID-19 Weeks After Attending Basketball Tournament
Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis held a basketball tournament on March 6th, where about 2,800 basketball fans attended.
On the same day, state officials announced that the first person in Indiana had tested positive for the coronavirus at Community Health North, hours before the basketball game. The Athletic Department tweeted that games would still go on as scheduled on Friday evening.
Sectional 10: We have received numerous calls this afternoon regarding the coronavirus case in Marion County and the status of our sectional games tonight. The games will be played as scheduled…@Attucks_Sports @lnwildcats @panthersnc @WarriorNation_1 pic.twitter.com/0YcOmDyzBa
— LCHSAthletics (@LCHSAthletics) March 6, 2020
In response to the first positive case, the states’ health officials said…“there was no ongoing risk to the public.”
Tragically, five men who attended that game are now dead from coronavirus, five weeks later; 43-year-old Roscoe Taylor, 57-year-old Paul Loggan, 67-year-old Jim DeSalle, and 78, year-old Larry Rush. Of course, there is no confirmation that the men contracted the virus while attending the game, but it is a coincidence and very unfortunate.
As of April 20th, Indiana has had 11,210 total coronavirus cases, Marion County is leading the state with 3,518 confirmed cases and 182 deaths. Lawrence Central High School is located in northeast Marion County.
Four Family Members Of Defiant Virginia Pastor Who Died Of Coronavirus Are Now Diagnosed With The Virus
Four family members that attend the church of the defiant Virginia Pastor that recently died from the COVID-19 are now battling the virus.
In a sermon, Bishop Gerald Glenn told his congregation, “I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus,” and announced he was not afraid to die.
On Sunday, it was announced that he had died after testing positive for Covid-19. https://t.co/KnkLGxj0dw
— CNN (@CNN) April 14, 2020
Bishop Gerald Glenn, the pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, Virginia, passed away after going viral. The pastor continued to hold service during the coronavirus pandemic where large gatherings are banned; he said that he wasn’t going to cancel his services unless he was “in jail or the hospital.”
Unfortunately, now four of his family members have come forward to announce that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Mar-Gerie Crawley, the pastor’ss daughter, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo this past Wednesday that she is one of the four family members who have the coronavirus, including her husband, her mother, and her sister.
His daughter still defended the pastor, her father’s actions; she said there was no congregating with people during or after service, people were asked to sit six feet apart but family members could sit together. “He wanted to give them a message of hope that it’s OK that this virus is out there. God is out there, too, and we believe that God will protect us.”
Virginia Pastor Dies After Proudly Hosting Church Service
‘God is larger than this dreaded virus’: Pastor who would not end church services dies from Covid-19
As governors across the country enact stay-at-home orders, church leaders have pushed against these orders. Now it’s costing lives.
Bishop Gerald O. Glenn was one of those defiant religious leaders. On March 22, the Bishop boasted that his church was a safe haven that was protected.
CNN anchor presses America’s pastors: “If you’re pro-life, how can you keep your churches open?”
“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” said Glenn.
He called himself an essential worker and vowed to keep Richmond Virginia’s New Deliverance Evangelistic Church open “unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”
This past Sunday, the church shared that he died due to complications from Covid19 after just a week of testing positive. New York Posts reports that his wife is currently sick.
The couple’s daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, said she hopes people learn from her tragic loss.
Crawley told WRTV, “I just beg people to understand the severity and the seriousness of this, because people are saying it’s not just about us, it’s about everyone around us.”
While Bishop Glenn will undoubtedly be a loss to his family and community,
Husband Contracts Coronavirus After Hosting Anniversary Party Of Less Than 10
A couple from Houston celebrated their 27th anniversary with a small dinner with a few friends this past Friday “All we literally did that day was a fist bump, and he was gone,” said Kim Gagne.
Over the weekend, her husband started feeling ill and had a fever. Kim Gagne thought her husband would get a quick check-up to see if he had the virus, but no “It went from 0 to 100 quickly.” she says.
He rolled away from his wife very quickly, and she has only talked to him by phone. Mrs. Gagne and their children are in quarantine at home.
Kim Gagne gave an interview via Facetime, see the video below:
Gagne says you don’t know who’s sick and doesn’t know it and pleaded to not have people in your house!
It is very unfortunate because for Gagne because her elderly mother is in a senior living home, and she has not been able to see her in person either. “It’s crazy, but we are all in this together,” she said.