Liberty Square Cartersville. Announced a member of the church (and choir) had passed away from COVID19. At least two others have been hospitalized.
North Georgia couple hit with coronavirus after attending church
A man in Rome, Georgia, said he was initially sent home after he went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms and later tested positive for coronavirus. March 1 he sang in the more-than-100-member choir at the Church at Liberty Square in Cartersville, Georgia.
The Cartersville church is now mourning the loss of one of their members this morning – a choir member who tested positive for COVID–19. The Church at Liberty Square posted on their Facebook page closing of all services…
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The face of coronavirus: Grandmother of 4 dies days after likely contracting virus at church
ROME, Ga. — For the first time, we’re hearing from the family of a coronavirus victim. Elizabeth Wells, 65, of Rome, died on Wednesday due to complications from the virus. Her daughter, Tracey Grui, told Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon that she’s still trying to comprehend suddenly losing her mother to this terrible virus. Her mother is one of several people that possibly contracted the virus at a church in Cartersville.
“I thought she could get through this,” Grui said.
In the days after singing in the church choir, Wells developed a fever and extreme fatigue.
“She didn’t have the strength to put on her own shoes, so my sister was like ‘I need to get you to the emergency room,’” Grui said.
She told Wilfon that after her mother was admitted to Redmond Regional Medical Center in Floyd County, her kidneys began failing, then her liver.
A test confirmed that Wells had coronavirus.
“She couldn’t breathe on her own and she was so unstable that there really wasn’t anything they could do to help her,” Grui said.
On Wednesday, the family made the decision to remove Wells from life support. At 65, the mother of three and grandmother of four was gone.
“I was thinking she was so happy just weeks before,” Grui said…