Nurse dies of Covid-19 after giving birth

By BBC On Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 12:44 | < 1 min read
Marian Awuor Adumbo
Kenyan nurse Marian Awuor Adumbo. PHOTO | COURTESY

A Kenyan nurse has died from Covid-19 days shortly after giving birth for the first time while undergoing treatment for the disease in hospital.

Local media report that the nurse, identified as Marian Awuor Adumbo, was admitted to a hospital west of the capital, Nairobi, and had initially tested negative for Covid-19.

Her condition worsened and she was admitted to another health facility where she tested positive.

She delivered her baby and went into the intensive care unit where she later died.

Doctors and nurses have been tweeting about Ms Adumbo:

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