Family members told CBS News that Daniel and Davy Macias contracted the virus after visiting the beach and going to an indoor water park at the end of July. The couple were transported to the ICU last month, and Davy was seven months pregnant at the time, with her baby being born days before she succumbed to COVID. She didn’t get a chance to meet her daughter; Daniel was shown a photo of his newborn girl before also dying from the virus.
“I don’t know anyone who loved their kids as much as they did, and they made sure they told them every day,” Terri Serey, Daniel’s sister-in-law, told KTLA-TV. “I want them to be aware of how much they’re loved. And I want them to know how much their parents loved them.”
Because Davy was pregnant, she was uncertain about getting vaccinated. She worked as a nurse in the labor and delivery ward in a local medical facility and had continued to work there during the pandemic. It also seems that Daniel was unvaccinated.