Mum-to-be with coronavirus dies during labour - as doctors save life of newborn baby
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Mum-to-be with coronavirus dies during labour - as doctors save life of newborn baby

A MUM-TO-BE with coronavirus has tragically died while going into labour.

Despite the heartbreak, doctors successfully fought to save her baby, as medics were reportedly left in tears at Whittington Hospital in north London.

The baby is said to be OK and is understood not to have contracted the deadly virus.

The woman was diagnosed with Covid-19 shortly before giving birth, though health workers aren't certain if complications due to coronavirus caused her death.

It also isn't known whether or not she had any underlying health conditions.

An investigation has now been launched into her death.

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A source told The Sun: "Amid all the trauma being seen across maxed-out hospital wards by our NHS heroes, this tragedy has totally poleaxed staff.

"There is a huge sense of disbelief at the unfairness of this devastating death.

"Senior hospital workers were in tears. The only consolation is that the baby survived the mum's death."

As the UK entered its third week of coronavirus lockdown, the death toll for the country increase by 441 to 5,375 in total.