Girl tests positive for COVID-19 after playing in basketball tournament
A mom in Missouri says her daughter tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in a basketball tournament.
de Maya Newton loves to play basketball shoes on the fifth grade, seats 18. So when the 10 year old found out she'd be able to play this summer, she was a static. She was in the garage all day, just shooting, just putting up shy. But after playing several games on Father's Day weekend, Newton felt sick. So I am taking him to the hospital. And once I took her to the hospital, they gave her, um, I ve a slightly Lucien. They also gave her Motrin doctors and gave the news that Newton has the Corona virus. 41 Action News spoke with Newton's mom over Zoom, due to the whole family is now in quarantine. Her mom, Britney English, says she believes her daughter got the virus from that tournament. She was feeling fine before we attended a basketball game on Sunday and just after that day, you know, she she is the one that's always cleaning her hands, washing her hands and using the doctor say when the parents and their kids back to the court it is dangerous, absolutely, are putting their kids at risk. I mean, you know, your you have to weigh the risk personal benefit, and the benefit is kind of up to the parent. Enough to the kid. Of course, they want to get back Teoh action in sports, but the risk is definitely there. A question many parents have is. Should they play or keep them at home? I can't really advise is whether or not it's a good idea. I think the risk is absolutely there. Um, I kind of have to defer to the local health, uh, experts and epidemiologists, but I can't say that the risk is absolutely there because now Newton's mom wants parents take extra precautions when leading them and go back to play their favorite sport. Just, you know, looking at the signs when they come home, if they're tired of their fatigue or anything like that, just be aware.