28 Year old Pregnant Nurse Dies Of Coronavirus, Doctors Save Her Baby In Emergency C Section

Pregnant woman dies of coronavirus
A pregnant nurse in the U.K. has died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but her baby survived after being delivered via an emergency C-section.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong was a nurse at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in Luton, England, which is about 35 miles north of London.

Agyapong, 28, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 5, and was hospitalized two days later, according to the NHS. It was not clear if Agyapong was positive for the virus while still going into work, which she had been doing as recently as March 12, The Guardian reported Wednesday. She had not been treating COVID-19 patients, the outlet reported. It is unclear where she was exposed to the virus and whether or not Agyapong had any underlying conditions that would put her at a higher risk for the virus.

“It is with great sadness that I can confirm the death of one of our nurses, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, who passed away on Sunday (12th April),” said David Carter, the CEO of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said in a statement Wednesday. 
Before she died, Agyapong delivered a baby girl, who was named Mary after her mother, a GoFundMe campaign set up in the nurse’s honor said. 
“Mary was a blessing to everyone she came across and her love, care and sincerity will be irreplaceable,” the organizers of the campaign — which has raised £17,632 as of Wednesday — wrote. “You will forever be in our hearts Mary. Your memories are still with us and we will cherish them forever until we meet again.” 
A hospital spokeswoman told the BBC that Agyapong’s “child was doing very well.”
It is not clear if the baby had also contracted COVID-19, and the nurse’s husband is reportedly self-isolating at this time, according to The Guardian.

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