CREEDE– Mineral County’s first and to date only victim of Covid-19 posted about his plight on Facebook and gave permission to share his post publicly in San Luis Valley newspapers. He is currently fighting the pandemic at Parkview Medical in Pueblo where he was flown to on Friday.
His post is printed verbatim with minor corrections:
“ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! Well people here we are, I was hesitant at first to put this out on Facebook but the more I think about it I think everyone should know I have now been diagnosed with a bad case of the CORONA.
“The sad thing is I didn't take it seriously at first so I honestly have no idea where I could have contracted it at, or who I could have spread it to and for that I am truly sorry. I have been however avoiding people for the last week and staying home until three nights ago and they air flighted me to Pueblo to a Corona word.
“I'll try and keep you updated as I get info. I'm actually a little nervous and scared to be honest. They did however start me last night on a treatment that has a 90% success rate so I'm optimistic but it's still too early to tell.
“I am truly sorry. I'm ashamed of myself for not taking this seriously. I thought it was being blown out of proportion, but it hasn't. When I arrived here three nights ago, I was the fourth person in this Ward. Last night there was 27 and they're expecting it to double again today so it is totally a serious real thing and it's an experience unlike any sickness I've ever had.
“So please people take warning, protect your families and try and stay home unless you absolutely have to go somewhere. Trust me you don’t want to wind up where I'm at.
I hope you all stay safe and stay well.”