CATONSVILLE (WJZ) – A Baltimore County woman is recovering from positive tests for COVID-19 last week.
Karen Fernandez, 43, of Catonsville, said she had symptoms for the first time around March 11.
“I had this strange feeling in my chest – there was a tension in my chest. It looked like it was making something, “said Fernandez.” I know something was going to happen that was respiratory. “
He said he started teleworking for his marketing job the next day. Fevers and headaches followed, and his doctor ordered a COVID-19 test.
“Part of the reason I was able to be tested was that I had autoimmune problems, so I was worried that it would hit me hard,” said Fernandez. “I am definitely concerned about the different populations that can get it, but the healthcare system is already overwhelmed.”
Fernandez has been home since the symptoms have surfaced, but says that others he has known since have tested positive. She was unable to pinpoint how the virus contracted.
“If it could happen to me, it could happen to you or your sister, your grandmother, your best friend,” said Fernandez. “He’s passing it on to someone else (whose immune system is more compromised) … and that’s why we have to follow these rules.”