A HEAVILY pregnant nurse has died after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 28-year-old delivered her baby in an emergency c-section but tragically died soon after.
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Channel 4 News today reported the baby girl is alive and being treated.
It is unclear if the child has tested positive for the deadly bug.
According to reports, the pregnant woman's condition had initially appeared to improve before it deteriorated.
The baby's tragic mum has since been remembered as a "fabulous" nurse.
The chief executive of the Trust where the nurse worked sent out an internal email about the tragedy, saying the decision to perform an emergency caesarean had been made as her condition worsened.
But he said the survival of her baby daughter was a “beacon of light at this very dark time”.
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It comes as tributes have poured in for a “super hero” doctor and a “wonderful” student nurse who died from coronavirus.
Consultant Dr Peter Tun, 62, worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for more than 21 years.
He died in the intensive care unit at the hospital in Reading on Monday after contracting Covid-19.
Another victim, Ade Raymond, 48, was in his first year of a mental health nursing course at Middlesex University.
The dad-of-three, originally from Nigeria, was also working as a “a much-valued” healthcare assistant with the NHS.
At least 30 NHS workers have tragically died after contracting the coronavirus, with the government facing mounting criticism over the lack of supply of PPE to NHS staff.
Nurses have reported being forced to share equipment despite being on the frontline of the pandemic.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock, meanwhile, has promised to investigate the exact cause of every NHS worker’s death.
Latest figures on Wednesday showed 12,868 people have died from coronavirus in the United Kingdom with 98,476 cases recorded.
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