According to the New York Post, the six individuals were African American and over 60, which puts them in the “high risk” category for contracting the disease.
The Sumter County coroner, Robbie Baker, told the publication that he’s certain they contracted the disease during the funeral from another attendee and died a few weeks after.
“They attended that same funeral and unfortunately passed away from COVID,” he revealed.
“Unfortunately, a large amount of people congregated at that funeral, somebody there was infected with it, spread it, and just didn’t know it,” he added.”
2020 San Diego Comic-Con Canceled Because of Rona, Nerds & Blerds Are Sad But Understand
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Saying it now.. With #SDCC canceled, Marvel Studios should step up and be the first to announce a virtual Hall H presentation, hosted by @Kevfeige, where they debut new footage, including the first teaser for #Eternals and a full extended look at #TheFalconandtheWinterSoldier pic.twitter.com/UKZc9wOttG— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 17, 2020
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A very bizarre feeling of understanding and thankfulness of the decision, but sadness that we won't have our annual extravaganza to look forward to. This Summer will be very strange indeed.— Outside Comic Con (@OutsideComicCon) April 17, 2020
We will still be here with #SDCC throwbacks, TV talk, and general geek discussion! https://t.co/zm5EWBN72M
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I am heartbroken that the cancellation of #SDCC was necessary. I've been every year since I was sixteen. I am overjoyed that the convention is putting the lives of fans over selling a few exclusive prints.— Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire) April 17, 2020
Maybe this will finally make my mother believe this is serious.
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Well...San Diego Comic Con has just been cancelled for this year. Obviously not too much of a surprise...but was looking forward to going to America again...mainly just to watch all the weird people on Venice Beach. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/Q0svHpp2Od— ⚡️ Pagey ⚡️ (@Pagmyst) April 17, 2020
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We know that many of you are disappointed... but know that we're ALL deeply saddened to be missing our #SDCC con community this July. Let's use this time to come together (and stay safe). pic.twitter.com/mMARnd5DVf— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) April 17, 2020
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Wearing this shirt for the first-ever time today ... and thinking of happier times with my beloved #SDCC crowd.— Gary Miereanu (@SuperPRGuy) April 17, 2020
It’s the smart/right thing to do, but knowing that doesn’t make losing @Comic_Con 2020 feel any better. #COVIDcancelsComicCon pic.twitter.com/7ZnmT1SasK
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I get it. I really do. Breaks are healthy. Rest is healthy. Biblical even.— Lauren ✨ Gallaway (@LaurenGallaway) April 17, 2020
But cons are a way of life to so many of us, and losing so many in a year is extrememly painful. #SDCC 😭
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I knew this must be coming and I think it’s right, but I’m going to allow my heart to break a little today since I was so excited to be an official special guest. Something that had been on my dream career bucket list since I started in comics 13 years ago. #SDCC #comiccon https://t.co/K3egMKveyj— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) April 17, 2020
6 Die of Coronavirus After Attending the Same Funeral was originally published on wiznation.com