Mother reveals her husband and two sons from LA community less than 10 miles from Kim Kardashian’s home are among 15 friends who have tested positive for coronavirus following trip to exclusive Italian ski resort
- Pam Angel’s husband and two adult sons are positive for coronavirus in Tarzana
- One son is hospitalized at while other and husband are in self-quarantine
- Celebrities Will Smith, Drake and Katie Holmes all have homes in the area
- New cases returned from Cortina d’Ampezzo in Dolomite Mountains in February
- Others in the group of about 15 fell ill after returning to their homes elsewhere
- One is ‘coughing up blood’ with symptoms ‘worse than what’s being told’
- And a fourth man is said to be in a coma in Switzerland, where he now resides
- All those on the trip were previously ‘healthy guys in their 40’s and 50’s’
- The US death toll from coronavirus has now risen to 12 with more than 200 cases
Pam Angel told KCBS-TV that her husband and two adult sons have coronavirus
A mother whose sons and husband who tested positive for coronavirus in a Los Angeles suburb 10 miles from Kim Kardashian’s home has spoken out.
Pam Angel told KCBS-TV that her husband and one of her adult sons are in self-quarantine, but her other son has underlying health issues and is being treated at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.
‘He can’t talk without coughing. He feels like he has a pallet of bricks on his chest, he’s not eating,’ she said.
The three men were among a group of about 15 who traveled back to the United States on February 27 after visiting Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The Los Angeles County Health Department has confirmed seven cases of coronavirus among a group of travelers who recently returned from northern Italy.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that the other members of the group, who reside elsewhere, have also fallen ill since returning home.
The group returned from Cortina d’Ampezzo, pictured, in the Dolomite Mountains in February
Angel says they didn’t realize at the time that there had been an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy.
‘It’s been aired that it was over in Asia and in China, but it wasn’t being aired that it was anywhere else,’ she said.
Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus where more than 3,000 people have tested positive for the diseases, and more than 100 people have died. In the U.S, more than 200 people have tested positive, and 12 have died.
Angel’s husband and sons live in Tarzana, which is less than 10 miles from Calabasas, which is home to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as well as a string of other celebrities, including Drake and Will Smith.
A fourth man, a US citizen and also on the trip, is said to be in a coma in Switzerland, where he now resides.
The rest of the men who were on the trip, who were said to be ‘previously healthy guys in their 40s and 50s’ have all since fallen ill, with one coughing up blood, according to sources.
They live in states across the U.S, including Arizona where two cases have been reported.
Angel’s husband and sons live in Tarzana (above), a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley
One of those who returned from Italy is now said to be quarantined at Tarzana Medical Center (pictured) after arriving at LAX at the end of February
Tarzana, where three of the men live, is less than 10 miles away from the exclusive neighborhood of Calabasas, which is home to several celebrities including Kim Kardashian (pictured in Paris this week)
It comes as California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency as cases rise to 53 in the state, with San Francisco records its first two cases – a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 90s who has underlying health conditions.
A source told DailyMail.com of the ski trip friends: ‘The man hospitalized at Tarzana was traveling with two other friends and when they they arrived at LAX, the infected person was taken to the hospital.
‘They were all screened, but since his two other friends had no symptoms they were told they could go home.
‘Then days later, they both developed symptoms and have been diagnosed with the virus. They contacted officials and were instructed to self-quarantine at home for two weeks.
‘The fact that they were able to just go home in the first place is really alarming because that means travelers are not being screened properly.
‘Just think of all the other people on that flight. Do they even know they might be infected?’
The U.S. coronavirus death toll has risen to 12, while more than 200 people have tested positive for the disease
Celebrities including Will Smith, Drake and Katie Holmes all have homes in the nearby area.
Others on the trip to northern Italy are said to live across the whole of the US, including Arizona where there are two cases, with symptoms ‘much worse than what’s being told to the public’.
A source told DailyMail.com: ‘There were about 15 friends in the group that went on the ski trip in Northern Italy. They are all sick and one friend is still in Italy. He is American but lives in Switzerland. He is in a coma.
‘The other friends live in different states, including Arizona. One person has been coughing up blood. It’s much worse than what’s being told to the public.
‘[Donald] Trump has been saying it’s mild, well it’s not mild.’
An increase in testing countrywide has seen a jump in confirmed cases in Washington state, California and New York – with Nevada and Tennessee each reporting their first cases in the last 24 hours.
President Donald Trump boasted in a tweet on Thursday about the low US fatality count in comparison to the rest of the world.
‘With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!’ he tweeted.
Celebrities Will Smith,left, Drake, right and Katie Holmes all have homes in the area
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner snapped up a condos worth about $1.5 million each in Calabasas
Will Smith’s Calabaas home, which he shares with wife Jada
Rapper Drake stayed in this $10,000-a-night canyon-side retreat in Beverly Hills after his European tour
But the death of the former cruise passenger in California marked the first coronavirus fatality in the US outside of Washington state, where 10 people have died in a cluster of at least 39 infections in the Seattle area.
California’s first coronavirus victim – a 71-year-old man – had boarded the Grand Princess in San Francisco on February 11 for a 10 day voyage to Mexico, arriving back on February 21.
The man subsequently fell ill and went to hospital in Placer County, to the east of Sacramento, where he was diagnosed with the virus before he died.
Addressing the cruise ship off the coast of California, Governor Gavin Newsom said vessel would remain at sea until passengers and crew complaining of symptoms that may be consistent with the coronavirus can be tested to determine whether they have it.
Coronavirus testing kits were flown out to the ship on Thursday and samples will be analyzed at a state laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area, a process Newsom said should produce results in a matter of hours.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS?
Like other coronaviruses, including those that cause the common cold and that triggered SARS, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness.
- The most common symptoms are:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
Although having a runny nose doesn’t rule out coronavirus, it doesn’t thus far appear to be a primary symptom.
Most people only become mildly ill, but the infection can turn serious and even deadly, especially for those who are older or have underlying health conditions.
In these cases, patients develop pneumonia, which can cause:
- Potentially with yellow, green or bloody mucus
- Fever, sweating and shaking chills
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid or shallow breathing
- Pain when breathing, especially when breathing deeply or coughing
- Low appetite, energy and fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting (more common in children)
- Confusion (more common in elderly people)
- Some patients have also reported diarrhea and kidney failure has occassionally been a complication.
Avoid people with these symtpoms. If you develop them, call your health care provider before going to the hospital or doctor, so they and you can prepare to minimize possivle exposure if they suspect you have coronavirus.
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