Pregnant Nurse, 28, Dies of COVID-19, Doctors Save Her Baby in Emergency C-Section


A pregnant nurse has died from the coronavirus, but her baby survived after being delivered via emergency C-section.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, was a nurse at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in Luton, England, reported People.

The National Health Service said that the nurse tested positive for COVID-19 on April 5 and was hospitalized two days later. No reports indicate whether or not Agyapong had the virus while still going into work.

Agyapong was not treating patients with the virus, and it is still not clear how she was exposed to the virus. It is unclear if the nurse had underlying health conditions that would put her a risk for coronavirus.

“It is with great sadness that I can confirm the death of one of our nurses, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, who passed away on Sunday (April 12),” David Carter, CEO of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said in an official statement.

The statement went on to say that the nurse worked at the hospital for five years and was a precious member of the team. The organization offered their thoughts and condolences to Mary’s family and friends.

The hospital has not released a statement.

Before she passed away, the nurse delivered a baby girl, who was named Mary after her mother. A GoFundMe campaign was set up in the nurse’s honor. The campaign has received over $100,000.

A hospital spokesperson said that Agyapong’s “child was doing very well.”

It is not clear if the baby has coronavirus. The husband is reportedly self-isolating at his home.

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