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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:21 AM Mar 2020

Karl-Anthony Towns' mother diagnosed with COVID-19, placed in medically induced coma

KAT is one of my very favorite basketball players to play at the University of Kentucky.


The current Minnesota Timberwolves center announced that after falling ill early last week, his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, was not only diagnosed with COVID-19, but has since been placed in a medically induced coma.

Meanwhile, his father, Karl Towns Sr., is in a mandated home quarantine following his own test for the virus and hospital visit.

According to Towns, his mother’s condition slowly began to deteriorate as each day passed, with her temperature reaching as high as 103 degrees and falling no lower than 101.9 degrees with medicine.

“She was very uncomfortable,” he said. “Her lungs were getting worse, her cough was getting worse, she was deteriorating. … One day she was feeling great, we talked, and she felt she turned a corner. I thought she turned a corner. … Then they said she went sideways, things went sideways quick. Her lungs were getting extremely worse, she was having trouble breathing. They explained to me that she had to be put on a ventilator.”

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