A 37-year-old pregnant woman who was infected with coronavirus has died after undergoing an emergency caesarean for her baby which was stillborn.
The woman, whose name has not been revealed but was suffering from a previous chronic health condition, died on Sunday in the hospital of A Coruna, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia.
Local media report that the woman had felt bad on Saturday night and had a fever. When she was hospitalised on Sunday morning, she underwent a test to find out if she was infected with COVID-19 which came back positive.
The expectant mother underwent a caesarian but according to sources from the health service reported by local media, the woman suffered complications and died during the surgery. Her baby was stillborn, according to reports.
The complications she suffered have not been reported in local media.
Spain’s Health Department has confirmed that two more people have died in Galicia, an 85-year-old woman and an 84-year-old man who were hospitalised in the LucusAgusti Hospital in Lugo.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 80,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 6,803 deaths and 14,709 recovered.