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One Gadsden County woman's journey through COVID-19 recovery

Posted at 11:15 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 23:15:06-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A Gadsden County woman battling the coronavirus has a simple message, "Social distance, stay away from people. It's okay right now."

Dominque Logan said Monday is the first day she's felt good in a long time.

She attended a gathering with her coworkers on March 21. Just over a week later on March 29, one of those coworkers tested positive for COVID-19.

Not long after, Logan says she started feeling sick.

She was tested April 1, at the Quincy Health Department. Two days later, Logan learned she had the virus, and was told to quarantine at home.

She said it started with a headache.

"A headache, it'll be like a headache and then the headache will progress," said Logan. "Like it starts getting really, really, really tense. And then you'll get body aches and pains, and that'll progress during the day. "

Logan says it's worse at night, but the symptoms vary from day-to-day.

Her children are at home with her, but are physically staying away from her at all times, and are being cared for by her spouse.

Logan has another week of quarantine. The health department recommends Tylenol for relief, and Logan is also taking vitamins to help her recovery.

"At night its really bad," said Logan. "Your body aches, you get headaches. Sometimes your chest hurts, or it's different symptoms. It's different everyday, all the time."

Logan says those aren't her worst moments, though.

"Not being able to touch my baby. I have a three month old, so that's hard, to not be able to touch your child. The pains and everything, I can get over that," Logan said. "But not being able to hold my child is kind of hurtful."

To those who think they wont get it, her message is simple.

"Social distance, stay away from people. It's okay right now."

Logan hopes she will continue feeling better and recommends anyone who is having symptoms get tested immediately.

According to the Florida Department of Health, Gadsden County only has five confirmed cases of COVID-19 thus far.