28yo Spain Dr Dies After COVID Infection In Hospital

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

This young doctor who was working to treat coronavirus patients has died weeks after being infected in an emergency ward.

Sara Bravo Lopez, 28, who worked in the health centre of Mota del Cuervo, in the central Spanish province of Cuenca, died this weekend from COVID-19 which she was infected with while working in the emergency services of the city of Ciudad Real.

She had been hospitalised in the La Mancha Centro hospital in the town of Alcazar de San Juan in Ciudad Real province, after spending a few days in an intensive care unit.

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Her colleagues report she suffered from asthma which may have worsened the effects of the virus,

The La Mancha Centro hospital said in a press statement: “She gained the affection and consideration of her neighbours and workmates for her human values and her professional attitude of service with patients”.

Her workmate Sara Alcazar wrote on social media: “I had the pleasure of meeting you and sharing an office with you, you were a good and kind person, I am sure wherever you are, you will keep being so”.

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Maria Luiz Bayon, another of her colleagues, said “She was a very good workmate. In Villa de Don Fadrique we will remember her with a lot of love”.

Isabel Morales, another workmate, said “she was a very good professional, an excellent workmate and very close to the patients”.

Bravo reportedly became the 55th victim of COVID-19 in the province of Cuenca.

The Doctors’ College said there was an urgent need to guarantee proper working conditions for healthcare professionals with individual protection kits.

The college also asked for all hospital staff to undergo periodic tests for coronavirus.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has 80,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 6,803 deaths and 14,709 recovered.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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