Daughter, Elizabeth Fusco, 42, of Freehold, NJ said before her brother and mother’s deaths. “This has been devastating for all of us. Our hearts are broken over losing our sister, Rita. We just need help in saving our family members with life-saving medication.”

Fox News reports that this family has lost three members due to the coronavirus, mother, Grace Fusco, age 73; Carmine and daughter Rita. Four other family members are in critical condition and remain hospitalized. The common denominator — They were all at a family gathering recently before they took sick.

How weird is this? According to NJ.com, the Fuscos had come in contact with the first person to die after becoming infected with the coronavirus in New Jersey. His name was John Brennan, who lived in Little Ferry.

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Grace Fusco, 73, a mother of 11 from Freehold, died Wednesday at CentraState Medical Center. Her son, Carmine Fusco, a New York- and New Jersey-based horse racing trainer, died that same day at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus in Pennsylvania. Both had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Her daughter, 55-year-old Rita Fusco-Jackson, died last Friday at the hospital in New Jersey. She tested positive for the coronavirus after her death, which deemed her the second person in New Jersey to die from a COVID-19 illness. She was a parishioner and a confirmation teacher in the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine.

“To imagine a week ago to get a phone call like this — if someone told me this story, I wouldn’t believe it,” Roseann Paradiso Fodera, a cousin serving as the family’s attorney, told NJ.com. “It’s inconceivable to me.”

Four other family members remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Wednesday, reports said. Nineteen additional relatives, including spouses and children of those hospitalized, have been tested for the coronavirus and have quarantined themselves in their separate homes before results become available. [Fox News]

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According to John Hopkins University, at least 427 people in New Jersey were infected as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death toll stood at five people, including the mother and daughter from Freehold and Brennan.

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