Eight members of a Nebraska family test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:21 AM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 12:21:08-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Nebraska family is sharing their story after eight family members all tested positive for COVID-19. Two are still in the hospital today fighting to recover.

Esther Bond shared her story — her brother Jake Immink, a farm owner in Endicott, Nebraska, got the virus first. Bond is a nurse and pushed for her parents to check Jake's oxygen levels with an oximeter. His levels were so low they took him to the emergency room.

Bond said soon after, her parents tested positive and were both hospitalized.

"November 17th my mom was discharged from the hospital. And actually, my brother Ben took over her room, so he's been there since the 17th and he's still there now. So it's crazy having at one time, had four family members in the hospital, getting updates on all of them,” said Bond.

Her brother Jake is still in the hospital and on a ventilator. Her parents are recovering. Bond said she and her husband tested positive and joined the eight family members fighting to recover.

She's reminding everyone to social distance, wear a mask and wash your hands.

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