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California father of 5 kids, including a new child, dies of COVID weeks after wife lost her life to the disease

The husband of a Southern California nurse who died of issues from COVID-19 greater than two weeks in the past has now died after battling the disease himself, forsaking 5 younger kids including a new child woman.

Daniel Macias of Yucaipa died on Thursday, a member of the family instructed KTLA-TV.

“I don’t know anyone who loved their kids as much as they did, and they made sure they told them every day,” Terri Serey, Daniel’s sister-in-law, instructed the station. “I want them to be aware of how much they’re loved. And I want them to know how much their parents loved them.”

Daniel and his wife, Davy, have been admitted to a hospital intensive care unit days aside final month after being recognized with COVID-19. A health care provider delivered the couple’s daughter eight days earlier than Davy Macias died.

The couple developed signs after occurring a household journey to the seashore and an indoor water park at the finish of July, relations stated.

Macias’ brother, Vong Serey, instructed the San Bernardino Sun final month that his sister was not vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and was hesitant to get the shot as a result of she was pregnant. (The CDC has stated the vaccine is protected throughout being pregnant.) She was a nurse in the labor and supply ward at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center and had labored all through the pandemic, he stated.

Serey didn’t know whether or not his brother-in-law had been vaccinated.

Daniel Macias was a center college math trainer in the Rialto Unified School District, district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri stated.

He is “remembered as a compassionate, kind-hearted, fun-loving and generous teacher at Jehue Middle School but he was also a devoted family man,” the district stated in a assertion.

The couple’s kids, who’re 7 and underneath, are underneath the care of their grandparents, in accordance to relations.

According to a GoFundMe page arrange for the household, each dad and mom have been intubated and handled in a hospital intensive care unit “due to the Delta variant.” The web page had raised greater than $200,000 by Monday morning.

The Macias household