A New Hampshire couple married for 44 years died “seconds apart” while holding hands on Dec. 30, The New York Post reports.
Neither was vaccinated against the virus.
As of Jan. 6, 832,392 people had died in the U.S. of COVID or COVID-related complications, according to The New York Times.
The CDC says that 88% of Americans ages 65 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts to share that last night at 9:12 pm Bill and Carol peacefully passed away hand in hand with their loved ones bedside,” a nephew wrote on a GoFundMe page. “They fought a long and hard battle with covid, both intubated and on life support.”
Every one of their eight family members tested positive for coronavirus recently, ABC affiliate WMUR reported.