COVID-19: Pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies in the UK, baby survives

A pregnant Ghanaian nurse based in the United Kingdom has died after contracting the Coronavirus disease.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, who worked as a nurse on a general ward at the Bedfordshire Hospital for five years died at the Luton & Dunstable hospital on Easter Sunday.

Her baby girl was successfully delivered after an emergency caesarean section and is doing well, according to the hospital.
According to the Guardian, Mary tested positive for the virus on 5 April and had the caesarean soon after going into hospital on 7 April but died on Sunday.
The hospital said she had finished her last shift on 12 March, and had not been at work since then, adding that they had followed official guidance and she was not treating coronavirus patients.

It is not known if she was infected when she was still working or if the baby has contracted Covid-19. It is understood her husband is self-isolating.

Her colleagues at Luton and Dunstable University hospital said she was “a fabulous nurse, and a great example of what we stand for”. The NHS trust’s chief executive, David Carter, said the survival of her baby daughter was a “beacon of light at this very dark time”


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