By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Minnesota Timberwolves community is hurting right now. Karl-Anthony Towns, their young center, had his mother Jacqueline Towns pass away on Monday.
Towns previously announced that both of his parents had the coronavirus. At this time, an official cause of death has not been announced, but it may be related to COVID-19.
“The Timberwolves organization is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqueline Towns due to complications from COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. “In the four-plus years, we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family. Her passion for life and for her family was palpable. As Karl’s number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organization and staff at Target Center, as she supported her son and the Timberwolves.
“The League, teams, and players have come together in their support of Jackie and Karl, and we are grateful for our NBA family. We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and medical personnel, who cared for Jackie during her illness and all of Karl’s fans, who sent their support this past month. Our deepest condolences go out to Karl and his family during this difficult time.”
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center at 10:38 pm EST, there have been 547,627 coronavirus cases in the United States. However, there have been 21,662 deaths and 32,988 people have recovered.
The majority of the deaths have come in New York, where there have been 6,898 deaths. However, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they resided or a neighboring town, they likely lived in Hennepin County, where the Twin Cities are.
The resource says that there have been 557 cases in that count. Sadly, there have been 34 deaths. It does not say that an individual has recovered from it in this county.