A pregnant nurse has died after contracting the coronavirus but her baby, a girl, was delivered successfully and is doing well, according to the British hospital where she worked.
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, who had worked as a nurse on a general ward at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, to the north of London, died on Sunday. It was not clear if the baby had tested positive for the disease. The Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says that Ms Agyapong tested positive on April 5 and was admitted to the hospital she worked at on April 7.
"It is with great sadness that I can confirm the death of one of our nurses, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, who passed away on Sunday," said David Carter, chief executive of the trust, in a statement.
"Mary worked here for five years and was a highly valued and loved member of our team, a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust," he said. "Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mary's family and friends at this sad time."