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‘I could barely breathe': Chicago woman shares COVID-19 story from hospital bed

Posted On: Apr 4, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

CHICAGO - A Chicago woman without pre-existing conditions is sharing her story after COVID-19 put her in the hospital.
Still hooked up to oxygen, Stephanie Dunlap, 42, spoke with WGN Saturday after she was admitted to the hospital on March 25.
“I could barely move, I could barely walk,” said Dunlap. “I could barely breathe."
She said coming down with COVID-19 has been one of the worst experiences of her life.
"I have never not been able to breathe on my own and that`s the scariest feeling in the world,” Dunlap said.
Dunlap believed she was infected during a trip to Detroit with girlfriends on the weekend of March 15.
She said her friends and several others on the trip have also come down with COVID-19.
Before being officially diagnosed, Dunlap said she visited two clinics. One sent her home because she didn't have a cough. The other gave her Tamiflu for her fever, chills and body aches and sent her home. But she continued to get worse.
"As I stood in the shower, I felt myself getting ready to fall, so I...

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