A pregnant woman from London has sadly passed away from the coronavirus while she was in labor. Luckily, the doctors were able to save her child.
“Senior hospital workers were in tears,” a source said to the Sun after the new mother passed away at Whittington Hospital.
“Amid all the trauma being seen across maxed-out hospital wards by our NHS heroes, this tragedy has totally poleaxed staff.”
“There is a huge sense of disbelief at the unfairness of this devastating death.”
“The mother had coronavirus and the disease has not yet been eliminated as a cause of her death,” the source added. “The only consolation is that the baby survived the mum’s death.”
As of now, an investigation is underway and it is not clear if the woman had any underlying health conditions. It hasn’t been confirmed if the baby was positive for the Coronavirus.
Whittington Health NHS Trust said that, “This case has been referred to the coroner to determine the cause of death.”
As of Monday it was reported that there were nearly 52,000 people who tested positive for the virus in the United Kingdom. A total of 5,373 people have also been confirmed to have died.