28-year-old pregnant nurse passes away of coronavirus
Author: Wardah Sempa | Wednesday 15th April 2020
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong tragically passed away on Sunday days after the emergency surgery at Luton & Dunstable. The 28-year-old tested positive for the virus on 5 April. She had the caesarean soon after going into hospital on 7 April but died on Sunday. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong had an emergency caesarean to deliver and save her baby daughter, who survived and is being cared for.
Channel 4 reported that she was working until at least 4 March. The hospital said they had followed official guidance and she was not treating coronavirus patients.
Pregnant healthcare workers across the UK have spoken of their fear at being pushed into working at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, as it emerged that a nurse who was close to full-term has died of Covid-19.
Friends and co-workers paid tribute to her on a GoFundMe page set up to help her grieving family.
Our condolences go out to Mary's friends and family.