California Man, Age 34 Passes Away From Coronavirus After Disney World Visit
We are sad to report that according to a recent piece in TMZ, Jeffrey Ghazarian 34, from California has passed away after testing positive for the COVID-19 just days ago. It should also be noted that this is two weeks after Ghazarian visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Ghazarian passed away this morning (March 19th) after spending 5-days hooked up to a ventilator and “battling for his life” according to the report. His sister spoke to TMZ and revealed, “He suffered a lot and put up a good fight. We will miss our Jeff every day but we are thankful for all the fun happy memories of the times we had together.”
According to his family, Jeffrey flew from Los Angeles to Orlando on March 2nd. He was attending a conference for work but visited both Disney World and Universal Studios during his time in Orlando.
On March 7 Jeffrey began to cough up blood, left Orlando and flew back to LAX on March 9th. He immediately sought treatment at the ER and was running a fever.
According to Jeffrey’s family, chest x-rays confirmed pneumonia. He was tested for COVIDj-19 and sent home with fluids, antibiotics and was told to self-quarantine.
The official results came back on March 13th that Jeffrey had tested positive for the virus and he was given a portable oxygen meter to track his oxygen levels. He was taken to the hospital the following day and was checked into the ICU. Tests showed his lungs were 60-70 percent blocked. He was then put on a ventilator.
The family reported to TMZ that despite being approved for antiviral drugs, Jeffrey did not get a chance to take the medication in time. He passed away this morning.
It should be noted that Jeffrey was an at-risk patient. Not only was he a recent cancer survivor (the picture above was from his GoFundMe page) but also had a history of asthma and bronchitis as a child.
It should be noted that all Disney theme parks and resorts (with the exception of Aulani in Hawaii), as well as Disney Cruise Line, are closed to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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