WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Chicago postal worker died from the coronavirus, five days after giving birth to a daughter, according to a report.
- Unique Clay was at the University of Chicago Hospital on April 30 when she started running a fever while in labor.
- Clay was sent home with ibuprofen after giving birth even though she’s already tested positive for the COVID-19.
A United States Postal Service worker in Chicago died from the coronavirus, just days after giving birth to a baby girl, CBS Chicago reported.
Unique Clay, 31, was at the University of Chicago Medical Center to deliver a baby when she was tested positive for the virus. On April 30, she went to deliver her third child.
“When she went in labor, she told me, ‘Mom, I feel like I’m coming down with a cold,’ ” her mother, Annette Clay, told CBS.
Unique was later sent home with her newborn daughter and was prescribed ibuprofen.
Just five days after giving birth, Unique started having breathing difficulty and asked her 11-year-old daughter to get her inhaler.
By the time her daughter returned, Unique was already was dead, according to the report.
“My newborn niece, she will never get to know her mom,” Unique’s sister, Dajah Brown, told the outlet.
It’s not clear how Clay was infected with the virus, but her death marks the first among Chicago-area USPS, according to the outlet.
CBS Chicago reported that the hospital declined to comment on why Clay was sent home, citing patient confidentiality concerns.
“The University of Chicago Medicine community extends the deepest sympathy to the family,” the hospital said. “We cannot comment on individual cases due to patient privacy laws.”
Source: New York Post