A MOTHER has died during labour after being infected with coronavirus.
Her baby survived and is not thought to have tested positive for the bug.
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It is not known if the victim had any underlying health issues and a coroner is investigating the hospital tragedy.
A source told The Sun: “Amid all the trauma being seen across maxed-out hospital wards by our NHS heroes, this tragedy has totally poleaxed staff.
“There is a huge sense of disbelief at the unfairness of this devastating death.
“Senior hospital workers were in tears. The only consolation is that the baby survived the mum’s death.
“This is highly irregular and an investigation is underway to try and establish what caused it.
'WORKERS WERE IN TEARS'
"The mother had coronavirus and the disease has not yet been eliminated as a cause of her death.”
The death at the Whittington Hospital, in Archway, North London, has left the woman’s family “devastated”.
Whittington Health NHS Trust said: “This case has been referred to the coroner to determine the cause of death.”
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