A pregnant nurse who contracted Covid-19 and pneumonia died after her baby was delivered by emergency Caesarean section, an inquest has been told.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, had worked at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where she died on 12 April.

Her death was caused by a combination of her infections and giving birth, the coroner said.

Her baby daughter, Mary, was delivered after she was admitted to the hospital on 7 April with shortness of breath.

Ms Agyapong, who was originally from Agogo in Ghana, was 35 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for coronavirus following a swab on arrival at the hospital.

Coroner’s officer Alan Dawson said: “She was taken to theatre for a Caesarian section and then transferred to the intensive care unit. She

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