Family loses siblings to COVID-19 11 days apart

The siblings, Byron and Mychaela Francis, of Lauderhill, Florida, were both in their early 20s.
2:40 | 07/13/20

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This is a surge of cases we are seeing in states that re-opened and now families are speaking out and pleading with other folks to take this thing seriously. Marcus Moore joins us. You're in Texas where a 30-year-old died after attending a covid party. I can't even believe I have to say this. Reporter: We're just outside one of the testing centers here in Dallas where as you can see people are lined up early to get tested for covid-19. Already a couple of hundred cars lined up here as familys across the country, a growing number of them are mourning lost loved ones. This morning the faces of the lives lost to a relentless virus, thousands, a 30-year-old man from Texas dying this weekend after exposing himself to coronavirus by attending a so-called covid party telling doctors he thought the virus was a hoax. My plea to our community and especially to our young folks is to take it seriously. Wear your mask. Reporter: In Florida where cases are skyrocketing one losing a brother and sister within 11 days of each other both in their early 20s. Their family in unimaginable We don't want them to be another statistic. It's not a game. Please wear your mask. Reporter: Covid-19 also claiming the life of Miami public bus driver Lakeisha snipes, the 42-year-old mother of two who had underlying conditions including high blood pressure and breathing troubles took leave in March fearful of the virus. Her family says she was worried about losing her job and returned to work in may. She tested positive for the virus a few weeks later passing away on Wednesday. This weekend, rose and Conrad flores died hours apart married for 52 years. Nurses arranging them to have them hold hands. . Myself and my family find governor Ducey responsible for my father's death. It was his decisions, policy and lack of leadership that created confusion and misinformation. I believe that, you know, this misinformation is the reason why my father is no longer with us. Reporter: That is a message she hopes state and local leaders will listen to as the response continues to evolve amidst a clear, very high demand for testing across the country. Amy. Will all right, Marcus Moore, thank you for that.

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