COVID-19: Asymptomatic mother unknowingly infects 17 of her 18 children

A New York mother who showed no symptoms after contracting Coronavirus has unknowingly infected 17 of her 18 children.

The mother, Brittany Jencik of Penfield, N.Y., near Rochester, said she infected her kids, including some who were adopted, while asymptomatic about five weeks ago.

According to her, it was after she became seriously ill from the virus, her children started showing symptoms for COVID-19. 

‘It was terrifying. I was a little ahead of them in the timing of it all,’ the mother said.

‘I was as afraid of my life as I had ever been, and not much scares me,’ she tells WHAM. 

Explaining her struggles with the killer virus, Jencik, who doesn’t know how she got infected with Coronavirus said: ‘I was extremely concerned that I was never going to be the same.’ 

After weeks of isolation, the family is slowly recovering from the deadly virus. 

So far, New York State, the United States’ epicenter of the outbreak, has had more than 223,699 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and over 10,000 deaths. In total, the US has over 708,837 infections and 37, 308 deaths. 

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