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California couple die of Covid and go away behind 5 children, together with new child daughter

Daniel Macias wished to attend till he and his spouse, Davy Macias, recovered from the coronavirus earlier than naming their new child daughter. However a couple of week after giving delivery, the mom died of Covid-19 problems. And practically two weeks after she died, so did her husband.

Davy Macias was 37, and Daniel Macias was 39, Terri Serey, Davy Macias’ sister-in-law, informed NBC Information on Monday. The couple, each of Yucaipa, California, left behind 5 kids, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and three weeks.

“They have been the kindest, most wonderful individuals,” Serey stated. “They have been those who received everybody collectively — for each birthday, each vacation.”

Picture: Daniel and Davy Macias. (Courtesy Terri Serey)

The 2 are amongst greater than 660,000 individuals within the U.S. who’ve died of the coronavirus. Davy Macias was unvaccinated as a result of she was pregnant, Serey stated, but it surely was unclear if Daniel was vaccinated.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention urged all pregnant girls to get the Covid vaccine in early August — about two weeks earlier than Davy Macias’ Aug. 26 demise — as hospitals in U.S. sizzling spots noticed a disturbing variety of unvaccinated mothers-to-be severely unwell with the virus.

The household all examined constructive for the coronavirus after touring in early August, in line with Serey. However whereas their kids recovered rapidly, the dad and mom’ signs worsened. And shortly after coming back from journey, they have been each taken to the hospital and positioned within the intensive care unit, lower than every week aside — “a few rooms aside,” Serey stated.

Davy Macias was 32 weeks pregnant and “optimistic” about her restoration when she was hospitalized within the first weekend of August, Serey stated. However, she stated, the anticipating mom was intubated and by no means met her daughter when she gave delivery through Cesarean part on Aug. 18. Daniel Macias solely met his fifth baby briefly earlier than he was intubated about three days after her delivery.

Their now 3-week-old daughter stays unnamed.

Davy Macias was a nurse at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Heart, and Daniel Macias was a instructor at Jehue Center College in Colton, California, in line with Serey. As a result of she labored in a single day and he labored in the course of the day, Serey stated the kids have been the “middle of their worlds.”

In line with Serey, she didn’t know if Davy Macias regretted not taking the coronavirus vaccine sooner; she solely knew that the couple thought they might get better rapidly and introduce their fifth baby to the remainder of the household themselves.

“They by no means did,” Serey stated.

Davy and Daniel Macias are survived by their 5 kids, who’re all being cared for by their grandparents.

Serey stated she hasn’t spoken to the grandparents since Daniel Macias died. However, she added, after their mom died and their father remained within the ICU, the kids “questioned the place their dad and mom have been.”