December 5th – NBA Minnesota Timberwolves star Downs told reporters on the 4th that six more family members have died of the novel coronavirus since his mother died of complications from COVID-19 in April this year.
According to CBS Sports Channel and Sports Illustrated on the 4th, Downs said on the same day: “I have experienced a lot of things, obviously starting with my mother.”
It is reported that Downs’ mother was hospitalized and put on a ventilator in March due to the novel coronavirus. She died in April due to ineffective medical treatment. “I received a phone call last night (3rd) saying that I had lost my uncle.
I have seen a lot of coffins in the past 7 months. Many of my mom and I have had COVID-19.”
U.S. media pointed out that Downs also made public about the recent struggles he experienced after his mother’s death, and said that his life needed to rely on friends and family: “If I want to deal with it and how to recover from this matter, it is to try to heal myself through others.
I do as much as I can to do something for my sister and dad. I try to take care of my friends, and I try to heal myself through them. This is helpful.
According to the data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since the outbreak of the epidemic, more than 14 million confirmed cases in the United States have passed away, and more than 270,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus, making it the highest number of deaths in the world so far. CBS News mentions that the U.S. accounts for nearly 20% of the global death toll, and reported more than 4 million confirmed cases in November alone.