Mum-of-three dies of coronavirus just one week after giving birth – The Sun

A NEW mum has died from coronavirus – just seven days after giving birth.

Salina Shaw, 37, gave birth to her third daughter on April 7, but tragically died on Easter Sunday.

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The new mum was a childminder and business owner from Southend, Essex.

Her partner, Abdul Bangura, who confirmed she tested positive for covid-19, said she was healthy and lived a vegan lifestyle.

He added the mum, who was diabetic, followed all the social distancing guidelines but still "battled for her life".

Salina's cousin wrote on Facebook: “On Easter Sunday my cousin Salina was taken from this world far too soon.

"But from this utter sorrow, everyone should know that this lady was a force to be reckoned with, a powerful single mum, with fire in her belly and determination that you would never have seen in anyone.

“Her smile lit a room as soon as she walked in, always with a little swag and always looking on point! She lived life to the fullest, she took her girls on dream holidays to Jamaica, Dubai, America, the list went on. ️

“Sadly, Salina lost her mum after she had only just given birth to her first daughter, who is now almost 18! So she instinctively taught her daughter to follow in her footsteps and to show them how to become independent in their own rights.

"She adored her own and other children so built a successful childminding business to share her love and wisdom. A true legend!”

She asked her followers for help raising money for Salina's children.

After posting a baby scan picture on Facebook on 18 March, the doting mum wrote: “2 visits and my Little monkey is very camera shy and wanted to give us all the run around. We love u and we can't wait to meet u 6 weeks to go xx”.

But she added to a friend: “Feeling anxious bringing a child into this mess at the moment.”

It comes as almost one in every ten coronavirus deaths in England and Wales were in "healthy" people, figures released today revealed. 

New statistics show 91 per cent of people who died from Covid-19 had at least one underlying health condition.

Yesterday we told how a pregnant nurse died from coronavirus five days after her baby was saved by an emergency C-section.

Mary Agyapong, 28, who "devoted her life to the NHS", was taken to hospital on Tuesday last week showing signs of the killer disease and later tested positive for Covid-19.

Mary was one of four NHS and care workers revealed yesterday to have died after contracting Covid-1.

Coronavirus deaths in the UK have jumped to 13,13,729 today after 861 more people lost their lives.

Patients were aged between 28 and 103 years old – and 40 of them had no underlying health conditions.

The death toll in England rose above 12,000 for the first time, NHS England revealed.

Of the 740 new deaths announced in England, 151 occurred on April 15, 314 occurred on April 14 and 122 occurred on April 13.

Meanwhile, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland announced a combined 130 more deaths today.

The current numbers are based on those who have died in hospitals – if deaths outside of hospital were factored in, the UK toll could be as much as 50 per cent higher, new figures suggest.

It comes as War hero Captain Tom Moore completed 100 laps of his garden this morning, raising more than £13 million for the NHS.

The 99-year-old WWII veteran completed the last few laps on his zimmer frame – and insisted he will continue for as long as people keep giving money.

Pressure is now mounting on the government to report the number of hidden deaths outside hospital in their daily UK tally to get a better idea of the true death toll.

The Office for National Statistics found Covid-19 was responsible for 6,235 deaths in England and Wales by April 3 – including backdated hospital deaths and those who died elsewhere.

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