New York Man Loses Mother and Brother to COVID-19 in Less Than 24 Hours

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 20, 2020
08:00 A.M.
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New York’s Lloyd Torres lost his mother and his brother to the novel coronavirus in less than 24 hours.

Amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, a man from New York, Lloyd Torres, felt the effects of the virus in a different way when both his mother and brother died within 24 hours of each other.

A diagrammatic representation of the COVID-19 virus | Photo: Pixabay


Today reported that Lloyd revealed that his brother and only sibling, Louis became ill during the last week of March.

The sad news of Lloyd’s situation came soon after [it was] divulged that Elijah Ross-Rutter had also lost his mother to COVID-19.


Despite his illness, Louis, who was the director of food services at a nursing home in Queens, New York, continued to work. His fever soon spiked as the novel coronavirus continued to spread throughout the city.

By April 1, Louis was in so much pain that he called 911 and was taken by ambulance to NewYork–Presbyterian Queens Hospital and later that same day, an ambulance took his mother to Queens Hospital Center.



Lolita and Louis were subsequently diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19. While Lloyd managed to speak to his mother on the night of April 6, he was told the next day that she was dead.

Within 24 hours of receiving that information, Louis’s doctor reached out to Lloyd to let him know that his 47-year-old brother was also dead. Recalling the life-changing event, Louis said:

“How did this happen? I just don’t have those answers, nobody knows how or where this was contracted.”



The sad news of Lloyd’s situation came soon after CNN divulged that Elijah Ross-Rutter had also lost his mother to COVID-19.

However, before the mother-of-six passed on, Elijah made his mother a deathbed promise to look after his siblings for life.

NY Post also reported that a British mother of twin 6-year-old boys, Caroline Saunby, died of the novel coronavirus even though she had no underlying health problems.

The 48-year-old, who passed on earlier this month left behind her kids, Joseph and Elliot, her husband, Vic, her parents, Megan and Colin, and four siblings.

Her twin sister, Sarah Jarvis, made it


that Caroline was a sweet soul who was a friend to numerous people around and that her death shocked the entire family.


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