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5-year-old girl with rare complications is first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan

5-year-old girl with rare complications is first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan

5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies of coronavirus
5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies of coronavirus

‘It’s coming for you’: Detroit 5-year-old dies of coronavirus; parents try to warn others

The 5-year-old daughter of two first responders has died in Michigan after a coronavirus infection left her likely brain-dead on a ventilator, her family says.

Little Skylar Herbert first complained a month ago about bad headaches — with COVID-19 causing a form of meningitis that caused swelling of her brain, her parents told the Detroit News.

“We decided to take her off the ventilator today because her improvement had stopped, the doctors told us that it was possible she was brain-dead,” her mother, LaVondria Herbert, told the paper Sunday.

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“We basically just knew she wasn’t coming back to us,” said the 46-year-old mom, a Detroit cop for 25 years.

Skylar had initially tested positive for strep throat on March 23, with her pediatrician sending her home with antibiotics. But her parents took her to the ER after she stayed up “crying all night and saying the headache would not go away,” her mom recalled.

Skylar’s oxygen levels were fine, and she didn’t display any signs of respiratory distress, but she was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis due to complications from COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus. On April 3, doctors put Skylar on a ventilator as a precaution.

“So even the doctors were baffled, but they really reached out and tried to find something to do to help her,” LaVondria Herbert said.

Skylar died Sunday with her parents — as well as the doctors and nurses of the pediatric intensive care unit who looked after her — surrounding her.

“You have doctors out here trying and nurses out here trying,” Ebbie Herbert said. “And they get attached. They were crying, too. It’s hard on everybody.”

“The loss of a child, at any time, under any circumstances, is a tragedy,” Beaumont Hospital said in a statement. “We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus.”

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Respiratory therapist with coronavirus gives birth to a daughter while in a medically induced coma

Respiratory therapist with coronavirus gives birth to a daughter while in a medically induced coma

Angela Primachenko discusses the birth of her daughter while she was in a medically induced come.
Angela Primachenko discusses the birth of her daughter while she was in a medically induced coma.

Angela Primachenko was 27 years old, 34 weeks pregnant, and days into a fight against the coronavirus when she made the decision, with the advice of her doctors, to go into a medically induced coma. When she woke up, her belly was flat and her baby was 5 days old.

“That was emotionally unbelievable,” she told CNN. “It was just crazy to have to try to understand what happened the last 10 days, having to puzzle back together your life.”

Vancouver respiratory therapist Angela Primachenko was 33 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for Covid-19 on March 24.

Eight days later she was fighting for her life on a ventilator while in a medically induced coma.

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At the same time, she gave birth to her daughter after doctors at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center induced labor to give Primachenko more of a fighting chance while also protecting her child.

“I feel like I’m a miracle walking,” Primachenko told Sheinelle Jones on TODAY Monday.

Primachenko was taken off the ventilator on April 6, and one look down at her body told her that her baby must have been born.

“Obviously nobody expected that I was going to get that sick, so no, absolutely not, I did not expect to deliver my child,” she said. “After all the medication and everything I just woke up and all of a sudden I didn’t have my belly any more. It was just extremely mind-blowing.”

Primachenko, who was released from the hospital on Saturday, has not yet been able to hold her daughter, Ava, who remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.

She has been able to see her via FaceTime, and her daughter has tested negative for COVID-19.

Primachenko said she has to have two straight tests that show she is negative for COVID-19 before she is allowed in the NICU to be with Ava.

Primachenko said she does not know how she contracted the virus, insisting that she took every precaution to guard against it, and had even stopped working in order to protect herself while pregnant.

Now at home, Primachenko has been able to hug her husband and see her 11-month-old daughter Emily while wearing a mask. 

But Ava is still in the NICU, and Primachenko can’t meet her until she tests negative for the coronavirus.

“I just want to hold her and hug her and love on her and catch up on the first few weeks I missed out on her,” said Primachenko, who also told her story to CNN affiliate KPTV.

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Until then, the mother is relying on her family’s faith, as well as the prayers she received from people she knows — and many she doesn’t — to get her through this season of life.

“I believe because of the community and the people and everyone that believed in me,” she said, “God just did a miracle to have me and my baby be healthy through this.”

A couple married for 51 years died of COVID-19 just 6 minutes apart.

A couple married for 51 years died of COVID-19 just 6 minutes apart.

Adrian and Stuart Baker were married for more than 51 years, and their family called them inseparable.
Adrian and Stuart Baker were married for more than 51 years, and their family called them inseparable. Stuart Baker, 74, and Adrian Baker, 72, of Boynton Beach, were had been healthy before contracting the coronavirus in mid-March.

Florida couple, married 51 years, die of coronavirus six minutes apart

Stuart and Adrian Baker, a couple married for more than 51 years, recently died due to complications from COVID-19.

Before just a few weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian Baker were perfectly healthy.

The inseparable couple had been married for more than 51 years and were living in Boynton Beach, Florida, in retirement. Neither of them had any serious health conditions. Then in mid-March, they started feeling ill.

According to their son, Buddy Baker, they were in “perfect health” just a few weeks ago.

“My parents were amazing people,” he said in a widely shared video on Twitter. “They passed away six minutes apart.”

Stuart was hit harder by the virus at first, and he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit.

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Adrian, meanwhile, had been recovering at home, but her condition deteriorated when she learned her husband was in the ICU, the network reported.

When both were judged to be near death, they were moved into the same hospice room and taken off their ventilators so they could die together.

Their death was revealed by their son, Buddy Baker, a longtime NFL agent.

Baker’s mother had no symptoms when she tested positive for COVID-19

About four weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian went to the doctor after they weren’t feeling well, according to Baker.

They were eventually sent home.A few days later, their symptoms still hadn’t improved so their doctor recommended that they visit the hospital.

Baker said that they were also sent home from the hospital and told to self-quarantine until they felt better.

“This is pre- the world shutting down, pre- the NCAA tournament getting canceled, so you’re still not thinking this is going to be something which is life threatening,” he said.

“In loving memory of my mom and dad – please make the tough and right choice and stop the spreading of this virus,” the son said in a moving video on Twitter.

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YouTuber Mr Beast Donates More Than $1,000,000 Worth Of Essentials To Food Banks

YouTuber Mr Beast Donates More Than $1,000,000 Worth Of Essentials To Food Banks

YouTuber Mr Beast Donates More Than $1,000,000 Worth Of Essentials To Food Banks
A generous YouTuber has donated more than $1,000,000 worth of food to food banks that have been affected by the global pandemic.
Mr Beast gives away more money than ever to US families in need

MrBeast Brings 1 Million Servings Of Protein To North Carolina Food Banks In Need

A generous YouTuber has donated more than $1,000,000 worth of food to food banks that have been affected by the global pandemic.

The popular content creator is also known for his incredible acts of kindness and in his March 28 upload he set out to help more people than ever before.

As members of the public continue to panic buy and stockpile food and household items, food banks are finding that they’re receiving fewer donations, meaning those in need are at risk of missing out on the vital services.

So, acts of kindness like this one from YouTuber Mr Beast are more important than ever.

Mr Beast has amassed a massive following of over 30 million followers on his YouTube channel for his unusual and highly entertaining challenge videos.

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“Due to recent events, lots of people have started to hoard food, and when you hoard food, you donate less,” MrBeast–real name Jimmy Donaldson–says in the upload.

To distribute the massive donation, Donaldson and a team of friends filled six of Smithfield’s semi trucks with pallet upon pallet of protein products like hot dogs, sausages, plant-based burgers, and bacon. Then they drove from food bank to food bank, unloading and storing the pallets themselves.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world, food banks are finding it increasingly more difficult to get donations.

This is particularly difficult for the Food Bank of the Albemarle, where staff worker said: “Two weeks ago, meat was very scarce.

“It was hard to find.”

At the end of the video, having delivered all of the food from the six trucks Mr. Beast is seen talking with the Smithfield program manager Jonathan and urging viewers to donate and encourage more donations as part of Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

For every $1 donated to the fund, Smithfield will provide one more serving of protein to food banks in need.

If Mr.Beast’s audience of over 33 million subscribers can help raise a total of $1 million for the fund, Smithfield will double its donation, providing two servings for every $1 contributed.

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New York  recorded its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus deaths | Coronavirus Updates

New York recorded its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus deaths | Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

The death toll of the coronavirus in New York continues to climb.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that New York recorded 731 deaths related to coronavirus since Monday, the biggest single-day toll since the virus first entered the state on March 1.

“Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a brother, is a sister,” Cuomo said, in his daily updates from Albany. “So, a lot of pain again today.”

The number of deaths is a lagging indicator of the number of hospitalizations, Cuomo said.

Those people were admitted to hospitals at the peak and weren’t successfully treated, Cuomo said, adding that they were placed on breathing machines, and “the longer you are on a ventilator the less likely” you will survive.

New York is the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, with more than half the cases in the state in New York City, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

New York City deaths climb over 3,500, more than 800 dead in 24 hours

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in New York City is rising every day as the pandemic continues.

According to the city’s Department of Health, as of 5 p.m. on April 7, New York City has 74,601 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 3,544 of which were fatal. Of the total cases, an estimated 19,177 of those are hospitalized.

The death toll took a horrific spike in 24 hours; as of 5 p.m. on April 6, there were 2,738 deaths.

In just a day’s time, the number had risen by approximately 806 souls.

The majority of people in the US are “doing the right thing” by staying home and following other mitigation measures to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The way the city reports its deaths soon will include possible coronavirus deaths at homes.

Health officials count people who test positive for the coronavirus whether they die in a facility or at home, according to Stephanie Buhle, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.