A woman who contracted the coronavirus has died seven days after giving birth to her third child.
Salina Shaw (37) gave birth to a baby girl earlier this month, and died on Easter Sunday due to Covid-19 complications, the Mirror reports.
She was diabetic but lived a healthy vegan lifestyle, according to her partner, Abdul Bangura, who said Salina “battled for her life” in an attempt to follow social distancing measures.
The businesswoman from from Essex in the UK posted a copy of her baby scan on Facebook in March writing: “Feeling anxious bringing a child into this mess at the moment.”
According to Mail Online, nearly 14 000 deaths have occurred in the UK since the outbreak began.
Salina’s cousin shared a moving eulogy on Facebook in a tribute to her.
“On Easter Sunday my cousin Salina was taken from this world far too soon,” she wrote.
“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!”