Nurse Dies 24 Hours After All-Clear From COVID

Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

A nurse in Argentina has passed away just 24 hours after being given the all-clear from coronavirus and being discharged from hospital.

The 43-year-old health worker named Maria Mariangeli had been hospitalised in a serious condition in the city of Mar de Plata, in the northeastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires.

The nurse had tested positive for COVID-19 some weeks ago and was being treated in an intensive care unit with a ventilator after suffering complications.

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She was tested again on Monday with a negative result and allowed to go home after coming off the ventilator.

However, just 24 hours later she began to suffer breathing problems and her husband took her to a nearby clinic, the Belgrano sanatorium.

The nurse was admitted directly into intensive care and doctors reportedly tried to resuscitate her, but she died during the attempts.

According to sources at the clinic, doctors do not rule out that the cause of death was massive pulmonary thromboembolism.

According to national newspaper Infobae, the cause of death was not coronavirus.

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“It is a picture that occurs in critically ill patients, a frequent cause of death in patients who have been in a critical situation.

“It is a diagnosis [massive pulmonary thromboembolism] of strong suspicion, but the cause is far from coronavirus,” medical sources from the clinic explained to the press.

On social networks, a “round of applause” was held by netizens to honour the nurse.

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