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OKC Family Fighting for Their Lives as Coronavirus Infection Spreads

Posted at 8:55 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 21:55:15-04

Rebecca Brito-Bayne and her family have been self-quarantining since March 13, due to her parents being high risk for the coronavirus.

Her parents are in their 70's, her siblings in their 40's, and she is 42.

Rebecca and her sister both had symptoms of an upper respiratory infection; by March 25th they still were not getting better.

By that time she had lost her sense of taste and smell; this prompted her to go get tested for COVID-19.

The facility would not test Rebecca, but her mother tested positive on March 27th; by March 29th, her mother was on a respirator.

Rebecca, her father, her brother, and her sister went to get tested; the results came back positive for Rebecca and her siblings.

The OU Medical Center admitted her father after an urgent care facility confirmed that the X-Rays showed no signs of pneumonia.

Rebecca tells us her brother could barely say two words before needing to catch his breath again.

The urgent care facility that admitted her brother also put him on the same medication as well as the same medical staff as her mother.

Once the pneumonia is cleared from her mother's lungs the doctors will attempt to wake her from her comatose state.

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