Brother of Lieutenant Governor Dies of COVID-19
Zeke Fuhrman | Mar 23, 2020 AT 9:22 am
(KNSI) - Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan says the COVID-19 pandemic is now personal.
Flanagan took to her Instagram account over the weekend to say two months after the family buried her dad, her brother Ron died from COVID-19 Saturday.
She says Ron lived in Tennessee and is the second coronavirus related death in the state.
Ron had an underlying health condition. She says he was diagnosed several weeks ago with cancer and his immune system was compromised prior to contracting COVID-19.
He was placed in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator.
She says he fought as hard as he could, but it was too much.
Flanagan pleads with her followers to stay home. She says, “If you feel fine, that’s great. But please consider the possibility that you’re carrying the virus and don’t know it, and then you walk past the next Ron, my big brother, in public. COVID-19 now has a personal connection to me. Please do all you can to prevent one for you.”