- Camila Graciano, 31, who had stayed at home and avoided public places to protect herself from coronavirus, came into contact with a positive patient at the baby shower
- The infected guest was asymptomatic during the visit and unknowingly spread the virus to other attendants
- As of Thursday morning, September 3, Brazil had confirmed over four million cases of COVID-19 with at least 124,000 deaths
A pregnant teacher in Brazil has died of the novel coronavirus after she was infected with the deadly disease at a surprise baby shower.
Camila Graciano, 31, who had stayed at home and avoided public places to protect herself from the virus, came into contact with a positive patient when her colleagues threw her a surprise baby shower in Anapolis.
According to reports by Brazilian news site Globo, the infected guest was asymptomatic during the visit and unknowingly spread the virus to other attendees.
“Unfortunately, my sister was one of the people who were infected,” the deceased's brother, Daniel Ambrosio, told the outlet, according to news station KRON.
The 31-year-old who was just a month away from delivering her bundle of joy, was rushed to the hospital three days after the party where she gave birth via emergency caesarean section.
She delivered a beautiful baby girl who was healthy but the virus-stricken mum remained hospitalised.
“After the birth, my sister showed significant improvement. The doctors even sent us a message saying, ‘Listen, have faith, because her lungs are improving, the heartbeat is improving (and) her blood pressure is improving," said Ambrosio.
Graciano's health, however, soon worsened and she was pronounced dead on Saturday, August, 22.
As of Thursday morning, September 3, Brazil had confirmed over four million cases of COVID-19 with at least 124,000 deaths.
Globally, over 26 million have been infected with the respiratory illness with the death toll standing at 867,000.
Over 18 million people had however, recovered from the virus, according to coronavirus tracker Worldometers.
In other news, a 43-year-old man who was in a three-week coma as he battled COVID-19 woke up to discover the disease had killed both his mother and her partner.
The man identified as Scott Miller was struck by COVID-19 on March 21, 2020, after his 76-year-old mother Norma tested positive for the disease.
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