A nurse from Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County who gave birth while under oxygen at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has died.

Marian Awuor Adumbo, 32, died from COVID-19 complications at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).

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Confirming her death, the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) said Marian died today, Sunday August 2, at 4 pm after her health condition worsened.

Marian was transfered to the facility from Homabay County Hospital after developing flu-like symptoms.

A COVID-19 test was conducted at Homa Bay Hospital and turned negative, but when another test was done at the Kisii Referral Hospital it turned positive for COVID-19.


The nurses association further said that the latest test was conducted on Thursday, July 30 and turned negative.

Also, it was at the hospital where the nurse gave birth to a bouncing baby boy while under oxygen at the ICU.

Doctors at the facility said she had already signed consent to undergo a cesarean section, but delivered normally.

Her husband, who was in isolation at that time expressed his joy after seeing his baby, although through the incubator.

“I went in with the doctors dressed in the full Personal Protective Equipment. I saw my baby through the incubator.

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“In an otherwise non-COVID-19 environment, I would be with my wife and the newborn, I could be holding the baby, it is tough but I thank the doctors at the hospital for the work they have done,” the husband said.

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