By Deirdre Tynan • 19 August 2021 • 14:13
A woman has died in the Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Sevilla due to massive pulmonary embolism caused by Covid-19 after she gave birth.
She died a few days after giving birth. She was treated in the ICU several times but eventually died from complications caused by Covid-19.
The Delta variant is proving to be dangerous for young people and pregnant women.
“It is dangerous not to get vaccinated, especially with this highly contagious variant of the virus, but it is especially so in the case of pregnant women because this disease can kill them, as has already happened twice throughout this fifth wave,” a source at the hospital in Sevilla told Spanish newspaper ABC.
It is estimated that only 25 per cent of pregnant women in Andalucia are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The Public Health Commission of the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Federation of Spanish Scientific Medical Associations, said earlier this month, “the vaccination of pregnant women should be prioritised due to their greater risk against Covid-19, promoting specific recruitment strategies for pregnant women.”
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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