The 31-year-old mother dies after childbirth from COVID-19, because the family asks why she was released from the hospital
A mother of three children in Chicago died after a week of positive testing for the coronavirus after she delivered a healthy girl and was released from a hospital, leading to her family’s outrage.
Unique Clay’s relatives, 31, demand answers after she died on Tuesday, saying she was tested for COVID-19 when she had a fever during childbirth on April 30.
The family members want to know why she was still sent home with instructions to take Ibuprofen after it was confirmed she had the virus.
Clay had also worked for the US Postal Service and was the first Chicago postman to succumb to the virus.
Unique Clay, a 31-year-old mother of three children in Chicago, died after a positive test for the coronavirus and the birth of a healthy girl, leaving her family with questions about the woman’s death
Clay had also worked for the US Postal Service and was the first Chicago postman to succumb to the virus
The University of Chicago Hospital declined to comment on Clay’s case, citing privacy laws, but expressed sympathy for her family, WFLD reports.
Cook County, where Chicago is based, has 76,008 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which is blamed for 3,362 deaths
Across the country, there are 1,348,761 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which is blamed for 79,892 deaths.
Alan Brown, Clay’s father, described the grief and confusion that arose after his daughter’s death.
“When they let her go home, they gave her ibuprofen and we were told from the news that the virus is feeding itself, you should give them Tylenol,” he told WFLD.
The World Health Organization or WHO initially warned against prescribing anti-inflammatories because it could increase a certain type of receptor on human cells that could theoretically enhance the ability of the coronavirus to cause infection or worsen symptoms, WebMD reports.
Alan Brown, Clay’s father, described the grief and confusion that came after his daughter’s death: “When they let her go home they gave her ibuprofen and we were told the news is feeding the virus itself, you are supposed to give them Tylenol ‘
However, WHO has since turned to the pain reliever because of a lack of evidence. It was not clear whether Clay’s family knew about the reversal amid the grief they felt about the woman’s loss.
‘It hurts. It hurts, it really does, “Dajah Brown, Clay’s sister told WFLD.
“I don’t understand why she was sent home so quickly and was then instructed to take medicines that feed the disease. It just wasn’t handled at all. Someone should be held accountable, “said Dajah Brown.
‘It hurts. It hurts, frankly, ”said Clay’s sister Dajah Brown, who responded to her death and demanded demanding answers. “Someone has to be held accountable,” she says
Friends praised Clay as a mother and as someone who wanted to make others happy.
“I don’t know if I just want people to know that she was a really nice girl and that she gave her everything to family and I wish this never happened,” said Liz Price, Clay’s hairstylist and boyfriend.
Colleagues from the Irving Park post office, where Clay had worked for the past two years, launched balloons into the air on Saturday in memory.
More than 30 mail deliverers in Chicago have tested positive for coronavirus.
More than 30 mail deliverers in Chicago have tested positive for coronavirus. Clay (pictured) was the first letter carrier in the city to succumb to the virus
Colleagues at Irving Park Post Office where Clay had been working for the past two years (pictured) released balloons on Saturday in memory