Karl-Anthony Towns’ Father Also Tests Positive For COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns recently shared the news about his mother contracting the coronavirus, revealing that she has been hospitalized for the past week and in a coma. Towns’ father also tested positive for the virus, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). Karl Sr. is reportedly “recovering well” after a multi-day stay in the hospital, Andrews adds.

“I was told early last week my parents weren’t feeling well,” Towns said (via his Instagram). “My first reaction to her was to go seek medical attention immediately. There’s no reason to wait, just go to the nearest hospital. And after a couple days of not showing any signs of improvement, I was very adamant on the first day to go to a hospital and seek further evaluation.

“Specifically, my sister told her she needs to get checked for corona. I don’t think anyone really understood what it was, with deteriorating condition. She kept getting worse, she kept getting worse, and the hospital was doing everything they can.”

Towns said he was in constant contact with his mother before she was put into the medically induced coma.

“This disease needs to not be taken lightly,” Towns said. “Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself. Practice social distancing. Please don’t be in places with a lot of people; it just heightens your chances of getting this disease, and this disease … it’s deadly. It’s deadly. And we’re going to keep fighting on my side, me and my family, we’re going to keep fighting this. We’re going to beat it. We’re going to win.”

Hoops Rumors sends its thoughts and prayers to the Towns family and all those who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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13 thoughts on “Karl-Anthony Towns’ Father Also Tests Positive For COVID-19

      • El Don

        650K people die of the flu every year… don’t see every season stopping for that, right?

      • JonnyLucas

        Because the flu doesn’t infect everyone. We have some built up immunity, there are good medications to manage it. Worldwide, unmanaged, this disease is going to kill millions potentially. Hundreds of thousands in the US alone gif we’re stupid. Which packing 18,000 people into a confined space is.

        • JD Candello

          Or they play with 0 people in the seats Jonny-

          Theres really a lack of middle ground here which is what will probably happen- Quite symbolic of todays political landscape and tbh scary as hell moving forward-

          This is not the flu and its not doomsday…. just as baseball playoffs helped the country after 9-11 basketball playoffs will be a big part of our path back to normalcy in this country

          • JonnyLucas

            The players are NOT going to sign up for that. 48 minutes of intense contact against someone you have no idea is carrying or not. Along with staff, tv production personnel, trainers, families… it’s over. You can’t volunteer to get within the possibility of 10 feet of it. It means putting your own kids in mortal danger. If 1% die, then that means 1 nba player is gonna die. At least. The season is over.

  1. JD Candello

    1% to die? This is groundbreaking news

    There have been 2 children die in the U.S …mortal danger might be a little bit of a reach

  2. JonnyLucas

    In my medium sized city, of the 130 people who have tested positive for it, 4 of them have died. That’s more than 3%. No one knows how many who have it are asymptomatic. That changes the %. If the thing is hyper contagious, it’s just a matter of time before people start dying en mass. Don’t be foolish about this.

    • El Don

      When catches up with the flu, then tell me please, meanwhile I rather talk hoops in here my friend!

        • El Don

          Didn’t realize you own this post, in this case I am truly sorry, let me know again when you do so it won’t happen again.

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