43 Get Sick, 10 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Illinois After Attending Large Pentecostal Church Revival

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Forty-three people fell ill after a revival at a Pentecostal church in Illinois. Of those 43, 10 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Daily Herald reports that 80 people gathered at The Life Church of Glenview for a revival service on March 15, days before a statewide stay-at-home order was issued in Illinois. Pastor Anthony LoCascio says he considered canceling the meeting but decided not to, since the number of cases in the state were so low at that time. Plus, he reasoned, they were hosting an out-of-town guest speaker and had been promoting the event.

“A lot of people are sick,” LoCascio says. “My whole family has the same symptoms.”

When LoCascio woke up the morning after the service, he thought he had the flu. He had leg cramps and a fever of 102. A week later, he started coughing.

“My lungs felt very hardened and stiff, like leather,” he says.

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SOURCE: Charisma News