Survived by a Newborn Baby, a Pregnant Nurse Dies After Contracting COVID-19

A pregnant NHS worker was admitted to the hospital on April 7th after testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Unforunately, she passed away April 12th, but is survived by a newborn baby girl.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, a nurse at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital died on Sunday after being hospitalized there since April 7th. She had worked in the general ward for the past five years.

Her baby was delivered by c-section and is said to be doing well, there is no information as to whether the baby has been tested for the virus that claimed her mother. The baby's father is also said to be self-isolating and has been tested for COVID-19.

A GoFundMe campaign that was set up to help support her family after her death as already reached more than £160,000 in donations. Though no amount of money can bring back our loved ones, it may be able to help a newly single father the time to grieve and to take care of his baby girl.

A colleague of the deceased made a statement:

Sister Mary was my colleague, I worked alongside her for a few years. She deserves her family to be looked after, after she devoted her life to the NHS as a nurse. It’s time to look out/after our own and return the selflessness persona Mary carried and give something so small, but so big to her family in this time of need. RIP sister Mary!

Surely Mary will be missed by her family, friends and the community in which she served. A message on the fundraising page read:

It is with a heavy heart to announce that our beloved sister, aunty , wife , mother, work colleague and friend Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong (Mary Mo) has sadly left us to be with the Lord. Mary was a blessing to everyone she came across and her love, care and sincerity will be irreplaceable.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost Mary, a loving wife who surely would have been a caring and adoring mother.

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