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18 members of same family test positive for COVID-19 after surprise birthday party

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CARROLLTON, Texas (KRON) – A surprise 30th birthday party celebration in North Texas resulted in 18 members of the same family getting infected with the coronavirus.

KENS 5 reports it happened May 30 when one of the relatives – who didn’t know they were infected with COVID-19 – interacted with other relatives at the party.

Among the 18 infected are two young children, two elderly grandparents in their 80’s, and a breast cancer patient.

The local station reports three of those infected – the two elderly grandparents and the breast cancer patient – are now hospitalized.

Family members said the gathering followed current state health standards and a total of 25 people attended, with not everyone arriving at once and/or staying for the same length of time.

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