US: 30-year-old dies of COVID-19 after attending party hosted by infected person

He thought the disease was a hoax

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A 30-year-old man from Texas, who thought the coronavirus was a hoax, died of COVID-19 on Sunday. He attended a COVID-19 party hosted by an infected person as per an AFP report. 

Hours before he died, the man said, “You know, I think I made a mistake.'

Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio was quoted as saying in an AFP report, "Someone will be diagnosed with the disease, and they'll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can beat the disease." “He thought he was young and invincible and wouldn't get affected by the disease," she added and said young patients often do not realise how sick they are.

She urged young people to take the risks seriously. 

The Trump administration on Sunday again pressed for full school reopenings in the fall, even as resurgent coronavirus infections.

Many of the resurgent coronavirus infections are being blamed on the younger people. A lot of health experts believe that pressing to reopen the economy sooner combined with a racial uprising that began after an African-American died in police custody on May 25 are the main reasons that the number of cases increased. To this, they added many people refusing to wear masks in public and not maintaining social distancing norms.