Phoenix man recovering from COVID-19 warning other young, healthy people

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona’s surge in COVID-19 cases has mostly come from healthy people ages 20 to 44. Arizona’s Family has analyzed the data, and that age group has not just seen an increase, but the numbers have more than doubled in less than two weeks.

Now, a young Valley man home from the hospital recovering from COVID-19 has a warning for other people his age.

“I’m here just to tell you to be responsible,” said 30-year-old Jimmy Flores. “You know I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t wear a mask, I didn’t social distance, I still went out, and I essentially thought that I was invincible.”

Flores contracted the coronavirus while out at a North Scottsdale bar with friends Saturday, June 6. By Monday, he was feeling lousy. Tuesday, he got tested, and on Thursday, he got the results.