- Grand Rapids couple Cal Dunham, 59, and wife Linda, 66, died holding hands Sunday after contracting the coronavirus earlier this month, their family says
- Both were fully-vaccinated and considered high-risk to suffer complications
- It’s not clear whether they received a third booster shot to bolster immunity
- The CDC says unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from the virus
Cal Dunham, 59, and wife Linda, 66, ‘gained their angel wings’ Sunday despite taking precautions against the virus and being inoculated against it, relatives said.
The couple, who had undisclosed underlying health conditions, fell ill earlier this month during a family camping trip, the couple’s grieving daughter Sarah Dunham said.
‘[My dad] called me before our family camping trip and said he wasn’t feeling good but he thinks it’s just like sinus, and [Linda] caught it and she’s like, he gave me his cold,’ she told Fox17.
‘The third day they woke me up and said, “We’ve got to go because we don’t feel well.” So I packed them all up and they left.’
Michigan couple Linda and Cal Dunham died within a minute of each other from COVID-19+7
The couple died within a minute of each other Sunday while holding hands, family said.
The pair was hospitalized within days and placed on ventilators. Both suffered from pre-existing conditions.
They died while holding hands; Cal passed away at 11:07 a.m., and his wife followed at 11:08 a.m.