Coronavirus: Pregnant nurse dies of COVID-19, baby survives after emergency C-section
- A 28-year-old Ghanaian nurse in the UK has died of coronavirus
- Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong who was pregnant died after undergoing an emergency caesarean section
- The little girl is understood to be alive but not yet clear if she has tested positive
A 28-year-old heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse in the United Kingdom has died after contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong tested positive on April 5 and was admitted to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where she worked, on April 7.
She died following an emergency caesarean section to deliver and save her baby on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
A statement from the Luton and Dunstable Hospital noted that the little girl is understood to be alive but it is not yet clear if she has tested positive for the disease.
Colleagues at Luton and Dunstable Hospital said Mary, who had no underlying health conditions, was “a fabulous nurse, and a great example of what we stand for”.
Meanwhile, ITV News is also reporting that Mary’s father also died after contracting coronavirus, just days before his daughter passed.
A fundraising page has been set up in her honour. Mary’s friends and family have described her as “a blessing to everyone she came across.”
In other news, a 99-year-old war veteran who set out to raise £1,000 (N482k) for the National Health Service (NHS) to fight coronavirus has raised more than £12 million (N5,785,535,308).
Captain Tom Moore raised the money by walking lengths of his garden 100 times ahead of his 100th birthday - he completed the final lap on Thursday, April 16.
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Speaking before starting his final 10 laps on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning, the war veteran said: "I've been in the army, we are used to getting up early.
"We started off after a family joke, but really because I did so well with the NHS when I had a broken hip.
"The service I had from the NHS is absolutely marvellous... they were been kind and attentive.
"They have done so well for me and so well for everybody else."
Captain Moore expressed joy over the donations he got from people, saying it is unbelievable that people could be so kind as to give that sort of money to the NHS.
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