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A Texas woman in her 20’s caught the coronavirus after she went to a party with friends and unknowingly infected her grandfather, who later passed away from the deadly virus.

Dr. Joseph Chang, the chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, has revealed the heartbreaking stories that he’s seen unfold in the hospital’s COVID-19 patient units.

He said the hospital treated 55 percent more COVID-19 patients in July than in June. The spike in infections, a more than 200 percent jump from May, is overwhelming local hospitals.

‘There are stories behind each of those statistics,’ Chang said to WFAA. ‘The human toll of COVID is really the untold story.’

’20-something year old girl went to a party with a friend, got COVID. Before she was symptomatic visited her 80-year-old grandparents and they got sick.’

A Texas woman in her 20's caught the coronavirus after she went to a party with friends and unknowingly infected her grandparents and all three ended up in the ICU unit at Parkland Hospital in Dallas (above). Her grandfather, 80, passed away from the deadly virus while the granddaughter was unconscious and intubated

A Texas woman in her 20's caught the coronavirus after she went to a party with friends and unknowingly infected her grandparents and all three ended up in the ICU unit at Parkland Hospital in Dallas (above). Her grandfather, 80, passed away from the deadly virus while the granddaughter was unconscious and intubated

A Texas woman in her 20’s caught the coronavirus after she went to a party with friends and unknowingly infected her grandparents and all three ended up in the ICU unit at Parkland Hospital in Dallas (above). Her grandfather, 80, passed away from the deadly virus while the granddaughter was unconscious and intubated

Chang said all three ended up at the UCI unit.

Dr. Joseph Chang, the chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, said: 'The granddaughter who brought COVID to her grandparents was admitted to the ICU and intubated. Ten days later woke up, but her grandfather had passed a day before'

Dr. Joseph Chang, the chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, said: 'The granddaughter who brought COVID to her grandparents was admitted to the ICU and intubated. Ten days later woke up, but her grandfather had passed a day before'

Dr. Joseph Chang, the chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, said: ‘The granddaughter who brought COVID to her grandparents was admitted to the ICU and intubated. Ten days later woke up, but her grandfather had passed a day before’ 

‘The granddaughter who brought COVID to her grandparents was admitted to the ICU and intubated,’ he said. 

‘Ten days later woke up, but her grandfather had passed a day before she woke back up,’ he added.

Chang says that stories like these aren’t only heartbreaking for families, they take a monumental mental and emotional toll on hospital workers scrambling to save lives.

‘I’ve started mandating people to take time off. I just told them, I’m not letting you work today. You need to go home,’ he said.

As of July 21 Parkland Hospital was treating 170 patients. 

Overall, 75 percent of Parkland’s patients are Hispanic, 60 percent are under the age of 45 and the hospital has had to open a fourth specialized coronavirus unit.

In Texas 351,600 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 4,300 people have died, as per government data from Wednesday. Registered Respiratory Therapist Niticia Mpanga walks into a Covid patients room in the ICU at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas on July 15 above

In Texas 351,600 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 4,300 people have died, as per government data from Wednesday. Registered Respiratory Therapist Niticia Mpanga walks into a Covid patients room in the ICU at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas on July 15 above

In Texas 351,600 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 4,300 people have died, as per government data from Wednesday. Registered Respiratory Therapist Niticia Mpanga walks into a Covid patients room in the ICU at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas on July 15 above

Dr. Joseph Varon enters a patient wing inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday July 6

Dr. Joseph Varon enters a patient wing inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday July 6

Dr. Joseph Varon enters a patient wing inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday July 6

Chang says Texas' statewide mask mandate, initiated July 3, has helped level off hospitalizations for the virus and made the community more active and aware in stopping the spread. A couple pictured self swabbing fot COVID-19 at a Parkland Hospital walk-up testing site

Chang says Texas' statewide mask mandate, initiated July 3, has helped level off hospitalizations for the virus and made the community more active and aware in stopping the spread. A couple pictured self swabbing fot COVID-19 at a Parkland Hospital walk-up testing site

Chang says Texas’ statewide mask mandate, initiated July 3, has helped level off hospitalizations for the virus and made the community more active and aware in stopping the spread. A couple pictured self swabbing fot COVID-19 at a Parkland Hospital walk-up testing site

In Texas 351,600 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 4,300 people have died, as per government data from Wednesday. 

Nationally, there are more than 3.97 million COVID-19 cases  and over 143,100 deaths.

But Chang says there’s hope as the coronavirus death rate at the hospital is just one percent.

‘Only one percent. That’s far lower than nationally reported rates. But behind those numbers are people. And you really don’t want it to be you.’

Chang explained that although the hospital is seeing a surge in COVID-19 patients, about the same number of people overcome the virus and leave the hospital.

He attributes this to the Texas’ statewide mask mandate which went into effect on July 3. He says he’s more oprtimistic about the virus now thtat the state seems to be taking the contagious respiratory disease more seriously.

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This is the shocking moment an angry taxi driver threw his passenger to the ground by speeding away as he climbed out of the cab after a row over face masks.

Jay Henry, who lives in Hackney, east London, had ordered a Bolt taxi to drive him to his mother’s house in Stanford Hill, north London, at around 11am on September 4.

But the 36-year-old, who works as a painter and decorator, claims he was left unable to work for weeks after suffering an injured back and foot as a result of the impact.

In the CCTV footage, the blue Toyota Pruis can be seen cruising down a residential road before swerving toward the pavement and coming to an abrupt stop.

The passenger in the back seat begins to open his door as the driver appears to turn around and speak to him.

Mr Henry continues to clamber out and places just one foot on the ground before suddenly the driver of the car speeds away.

He falls to the floor before looking over his shoulder in exasperation.

He manages to get back to his feet and walks steadily down the street in the same direction that the car drove off in.

Mr Henry then takes a moment to compose himself and rearranges his satchel before making a call. 

Jay Henry, who lives in Hackney, east London, had ordered a Bolt taxi to drive him to his mother's house at around 11am on September 4 when the dispute occurred

Jay Henry, who lives in Hackney, east London, had ordered a Bolt taxi to drive him to his mother’s house at around 11am on September 4 when the dispute occurred

Mr Henry said that the the driver had become upset when he arrived because he had forgotten his face mask and had to run back inside to collect it. 

He claims that after setting off the driver became more erratic, dangerously overtaking a learner driver and jumping red lights.   

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an allegation of assault against the cab driver who was working for the Bolt ride-hailing app at the time.

Speaking after the incident, Mr Henry said: ‘I ordered a cab, but I forgot my mask and had to go back upstairs to get it. I ran back down, put it on and he [the driver] started saying “you think I’m your slave”.

‘I said “just drive, I’ve got my mask now, let’s go”. Then he said “you think you’re my boss”.  

Mr Henry continues to clamber out and places just one foot on the ground before suddenly the driver of the car speeds away

He falls to the floor before looking over his shoulder in exasperation

Mr Henry continues to clamber out and places just one foot on the ground before suddenly the driver of the car speeds away

The 36-year-old, who works as a painter and decorator, claims he was left unable to work for weeks after suffering an injured back and foot as a result of the impact

The 36-year-old, who works as a painter and decorator, claims he was left unable to work for weeks after suffering an injured back and foot as a result of the impact

‘I said “please just drive the car, we’re going to be late, I didn’t say anything like that”.

‘When he started driving he was going like an absolute madman, he jumped two red lights. He overtook a learner doing a test or a lesson. The way he overtook them was ridiculous.

‘I said to him “you don’t like your job, maybe get a new one”. And I said “maybe clean your car, you might feel better”. This Bolt was filthy.’  

He added: ‘I opened the door to get out and I heard him mumble the word “slave” again. As I opened the door to climb out, I had one foot half out and he sped off with me hanging out the car. 

‘The door was still open as he flew off, I fell heavily on my back and my foot bent under me. My trainer ripped in half from falling to the floor.

‘My back is still playing up, my big toe is still bad. I’ve not been back to work since because it hurts too much.

‘I should have gone to hospital at the time but I didn’t think I should, I didn’t want to waste their time, and because of coronavirus.’ 

Scotland Yard said officers are investigating an allegation of assault and that so far no arrests have been made.

A spokesman for the police said: ‘An allegation of assault was reported to police shortly after 11.00am on Friday, September 4.

‘It was reported that a man was injured after he was dragged along the ground a short distance, when a private hire vehicle he had been travelling in, drove away as he was exiting the vehicle in Lockhurst Street, E5.

‘There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’

Bolt have been contacted for a comment.

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Vile sex attacker, 32, who violently raped an 80-year-old woman is jailed for eight years

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A vile sex attacker who violently raped an 80-year-old woman in her own home has been locked up for eight years.

John Laming struck last Christmas Eve just 12 days after he had been freed from jail. The terrified victim yelled for help, but when no one heard, Laming taunted her: ‘Some neighbours you have got.’

The 32-year-old then sat swigging a can of juice after the attack and claimed the OAP was ‘strong like his granny’.

Laming fled, but was soon snared for the crime in Rutherglen, near Glasgow.

He was today sentenced having earlier pled guilty to a charge of assault and rape.

John Laming was today sentenced having earlier pled guilty to a charge of assault and rape

John Laming was today sentenced having earlier pled guilty to a charge of assault and rape

Lady Stacey said she had decided against imposing an Order for Lifelong Restriction.

But, she told Laming: ‘What you did was a terrible crime. You should be completely ashamed.

‘It must have been extremely frightening for the woman involved. She was in her own home minding her own business.’

The former heating engineer will also be supervised for a further four years on his release.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Laming already had a criminal past including a four year prison term for robbery in 2015.

Prosecutor Kath Harper said he was released from jail last December 12.

The victim was in bed when she was awoken by smashing glass around midnight on Christmas Eve.

She got up and was confronted by Laming, who lived in Rutherglen, but was not known to her.

The OAP ordered him out before bravely tackling him.

Laming fled from the scene, but was soon snared for the crime in Rutherglen, near Glasgow (pictured)

Laming fled from the scene, but was soon snared for the crime in Rutherglen, near Glasgow (pictured)

Miss Harper: ‘She reached for a metal pole used to open her window. She tried to hit him with it.’

The woman also pressed her panic alarm, but it failed to work.

The prosecutor: ‘She was also screaming. Laming said ‘some neighbours you have got’ when no one heard.’

The victim ended up on her bed with Laming leaning over her.

She pleaded: ‘What are you doing this to an 80 year-old lady for?’

Laming branded her a ‘w***e’ before going on to rape her in the dining room.

After the attack, Laming helped the terrified woman onto a chair and told her to make a cup of tea.

Miss Harper: ‘He said she was ‘strong like his granny’. He asked if she had any alcohol.

‘The woman told him she did not, but there was some juice.

‘He took a can and told her she had a much nicer house than him.’

Laming left after clearing up broken glass – but returned to ask for his vape e-cigarette which he had dropped.

The victim called her daughter to say a man had ‘kicked her door in’.

Police also arrived before the distressed pensioner was taken to hospital.

As she was being examined, she burst into tears and told a medic: ‘I fought back.’

Her injuries included ‘multiple’ bruises on her neck and body.

Laming was snared near the house he shared with his mum late on Christmas Eve hiding in a garden.

His lawyer Ann Ogg said: ‘He did not think he was capable of such behaviour.’

Laming was also placed on the sex offenders list.

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Police were called to a funeral wake inside a pub garden after mourners were pictured appearing to break social distancing rules amid the Government’s ‘rule of six’.

Officers visited the Old Crown in Wigston, Leicestershire yesterday after a local resident called them to claim people were not following coronavirus guidelines. 

Police called the pub twice and spoke to the landlady Sue Humphries before turning up unannounced to check that the rules were being followed.  

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: ‘Police received a call just after 1.30pm yesterday reporting concerns in relation to a number of people gathering at a premises in Moat Street, Wigston, and that Covid-19 guidelines were being breached.

‘Officers have engaged with staff and others at the concerned premises who co-operated with police to ensure guidelines were being followed.’

Officers visited the Old Crown in Wigston, Leicestershire yesterday after a local resident called them to claim people were not following coronavirus guidelines. Pictured: The wake

Officers visited the Old Crown in Wigston, Leicestershire yesterday after a local resident called them to claim people were not following coronavirus guidelines. Pictured: The wake

The resident who called the police took a video of people drinking outside at the back of the pub.

‘I was concerned at what I saw,’ she said. ‘There appeared to be a large group of people drinking outside the pub and they looked quite close to each other.

‘I felt I had to alert the police in case rules were being broken. I felt it was my public duty to report this and I would do the same again.’

Ms Humphries claimed she hosted a wake for 30 people on behalf of a local resident which started at 10.45am.

‘The police called me twice to check that my customers were following the coronavirus rules,’ she said.

‘I spoke to all of customers to remind them of the rules but we always ensure that the rules are being followed properly at all times. All our customers were in groups of six and spaced apart.

‘After the two calls the police just turned up at the pub. They asked us to move some people from the back of the pub to the front to help with social distancing so we did.

‘They left satisfied that no rules were being broken.

Police called the pub (pictured) twice and spoke to the landlady Sue Humphries then turned up unannounced to check that the rules were being followed

Police called the pub (pictured) twice and spoke to the landlady Sue Humphries then turned up unannounced to check that the rules were being followed

‘The last of the people from the wake left at about 5.30pm. We were a lot less busy after they left.’

Ms Humphries said she reopened the pub on August 1 after lockdown.

The incident came ahead of Oadby and Wigston today being urged to restrict their movements amid a new lockdown in the area. 

Tough new measures to control the spread of coronavirus were today announced across parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire. 

The latest measures, which include a 10pm curfew on pubs and bars, will affect Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Halton, Wolverhampton, Oadby & Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale from Tuesday.

Residents in these areas are banned from socialising in homes or gardens with people outside their household or ‘bubble’ and food and drink venues are restricted to table service only. Restaurants, bars and pubs will have to close between 10pm and 5am. 

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