Texas Health Official Says Young Male COVID Patient’s Dying Words Were: I Thought This Was A Hoax [VIDEO]

San Antonio’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A patient in their 30s died from the coronavirus after attending what’s being called a “COVID party,” according to a San Antonio health official.

Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby said the idea of these parties is to see if the virus is real. “This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected,” Dr. Appleby said.

According to Appleby, the patient became critically ill and had a heartbreaking statement moments before death. “Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,'” Appleby said.

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports:

“People will come in initially and they don’t look so bad. They don’t look really sick, but when you check their oxygen levels and you check their lab tests, they’re really sicker than they appear on the surface,” Appleby said.

Appleby said if you are not feeling well, have a high fever, cough and severe muscle aches, you should get help. “My plea to our community and especially all of our young folks in the community is to take it seriously. Wear your mask,” Appleby said.