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More infected families are forced to isolate together, all in their most desperate state at the same time. Action News Now Dani Masten showed how one local family is coping with COVID-19.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 5:45 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2020 8:30 AM

CHICO, Calif. - One family shared how they are coping with COVID-19. 

"I have never felt like this in my life," said Robin Robbins. 

Jen and Robin Robbins are Camp Fire survivors and now, they are fighting a new battle.

"We can't even walk across the room without having to sit down and almost collapse," said Jen Robbins. 

Jen tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 17 after being exposed to a co-worker with symptoms.

Robin, tested positive shortly after on Dec. 3. Their 10 and 12-year-old daughters, sick with the virus as well.

"Olivia showed toe symptoms just two days ago," said Jen. 

"Covid is just like hour to hour which something new will pop up," said Robin. 

Both Jen and Robin are frontline workers. Robin had the choice to stay in a hotel and quarantine after Jen tested positive but decided to stay home to care for her.

"It was kind of a luck that I didn't get it as soon as I thought I would," shared Robin. "It sounds awful but that way I could prepare to get sick."

Robin and Jen shared the worst parts of having COVID-19. 

"Not being 100% available for your children because you are so sick," said Robin. 

They said they are thankful for the community's endless support.

"People we haven't even met drop a meal off here and there," said Jen. "It has been really nice that people are checking in on us. You know people that we don't even know."

Jen and Robin are both on antibiotics and taking vitamin D in hopes of fully recovering from COVID-19 soon.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
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Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
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Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
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Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
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Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
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