Millions have now been affected by the virus, wreaking havoc on our society, and tearing our loved ones away from us.
One family has shared their heartbreaking story of how the virus affected their "supermom."
Keep scrolling to read the full story...
According to Donald Trump, deaths here in the U.S. could reach 100,000 more.He said that if the death toll stays at or below 100,000, "we all together have done a very good job."
But that's not what it feels like for the families involved...
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Sadly the cases continue to rise.
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A forty-two-year-old single mother of 6 is the latest victim.Sundee Rutter was a breast cancer survivor who died as a result of COVID-19 on March 16th.
The last time her kids saw her was through a small glass window.As their mother was losing her battle with coronavirus, Elijah Ross-Rutter and his 5 siblings said goodbye to her using a walkie-talkie.
The receiver was propped up next to her pillow.
via: GettyRoss Rutter, her fourth oldest child, said: “I told her I love her... she shouldn’t worry about the kids."
Her family waited outside her hospital room.
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Rutter was only just recovering from her yearlong bout with breast cancer when she was diagnosed with COVID-19.She was used to having her family by her side during her cancer treatments, but with coronavirus, she could only communicate with them from behind the glass.
At first, they were allowed to see her with a face mask on.
via: GettyBut that quickly changed and she was soon isolated by the hospital.
This made it difficult for her kids to see her.
via: GettyRoss Rutter said: “Like, I’m about to lose my best friend and she can’t even hear me."
She first visited Providence Regional Medical Center on March 3rd.The hospital in Washington where the first known US case of COVID-19 was treated.
She spent 8 hours in a sealed room.
via: GettyWhere hospital staff wearing full protective suits would come in and out.
Ross Rutter said: “They don’t even want to touch my mom."
via: GettyLater saying that they were both sent home from the hospital.
At the time there were only twenty-seven reported cases.
via: Getty“She thought she had the flu, probably, but like, the coronavirus? It was kind of hard for us to understand how she could get it because not that many people had it around here," Ross Rutter said.
The death toll has increased dramatically.
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They returned to the hospital on March 7th.
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Several hours later the doctors told him they were keeping his mother in overnight.
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On March 16th the doctors called the family to come in.
via: GettyHe said: “She was sending me hearts on the messages but she wasn’t replying." She died later that afternoon.