Amaurys Grullon (L), founder of Bronx Native, and Josue Caceres (R), brand manager. Caceres caught coronavirus and was in a coma for 11 days.
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Josue Caceres remembers waking up in a hospital bed. He tried to get up and go to the bathroom, but he was so weak he fell and hit his head.
When he woke up from the fall, the doctor told him he had caught Covid-19, had gone into a coma for 11 days and was placed on a ventilator.
Although his family has a history of high blood pressure, the 25-year-old Caceres is otherwise healthy. He still doesn’t know how he caught the virus.
“I hardly went outside — I was taking this quarantine very serious,” Caceres said. “The few times I went out I had masks and gloves.”
It started in late March when Caceres started to feel ill. He thought it was the flu and he just needed rest. But his mother, Dorka, became concerned when he started to complain of chest pain. She thought something might be wrong with his heart and decided to…