The mayor of Hispanic origin confirmed the news through his social networks and sent an awareness message to use the mask to prevent the spread of the virus.
Lon Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced the death of his mother by COVID-19.
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The mayor of Long Beach, California, Robert Garcia, the first Latino and gay immigrant chosen to occupy this position in one of the most populous cities in the los angeles county, reported this Monday that her mother lost the battle against the coronavirus.
“With deep sadness I share that my mother, Gaby O’Donnell, passed away due to complications from COVID-19. My brother and I are heartbrokenGarcia said in his message.
It is with deep sadness that I share that my mother, Gaby O’Donnell, has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. My brother and I are heartbroken. Our mother was the kindest and most compassionate person we’ve ever known.
– Robert Garcia (@RobertGarciaLB) July 27, 2020
García, Peruvian by birth, reported through his Twitter account that his mother, Gabby O’Donnell, 61, passed away from coronavirus-related complications, while her stepfather is in hospital fighting the disease.
“She (Gabby O’Donnell) emigrated from Peru to the United States in search of the American dream, and found it. She became a health worker, caring for thousands of patients throughout her career and helping nurses and doctors whom she loved very much, “said the mayor, who has launched a great campaign to avoid infections.
The Latino made history in Long Beach by becoming the first Hispanic mayor, the youngest and openly homosexual in the city, which has nearly 465,000 inhabitants, 41% of them Latino.
The city of Long beach is part of the county of The Angels, the focus of the virus in the state of California, with 173,995 positive cases as of this Sunday, and 4,360 deaths related to the virus.
In the city of Long Beach the cases detected as positive reach the 7,479 and deaths have affected 163 residents.
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