“We were on the verge of reopening and we didn’t really care about Covid, to be honest with you,” Flores said.
Two days later he woke up with a fever of 103 and sores on his body, Flores told CNN Erin Burnett. A week later, he was in the hospital, where he was fitted with a breathing tube during his week-long stay.
Arizona is one of the hardest hit areas of the pandemic in recent times. The state has at least 84,093 infected, up from 46,689 reported on June 19th.
That night at the bar Flores said he was there with friends and that we “just enjoyed our lives during that time,” he said.
Barres was crowded with between 300 and 500 people, Flores said.
But days later, when the fever hit, “it was pretty bad. I knew something was wrong,” Flores said. His test for Covid-19 returned positive a day later.
The cough started when he took a deep breath, Flores said.
“Within 24 hours, I couldn’t breathe a little without fear for my life,” he said.
Before being infected with the virus, Flores said she was active, went to the gym and had no pre-existing conditions.
“I would never have imagined in a million years that I would get this virus the way I did it,” so she got sick about a week after that, Flores said.
“When I decided to go to the hospital, I also decided to post this message because I knew I was wrong,” Flores said.