Marian Awuor Adumbo, nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, buried in Homa Bay


Marian Awuor Adumbo, nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, buried in Homa Bay
A healthcare worker holds the portrait of Marian Awuor Adumbo, a nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, during her burial at her home in Homa Bay on August 7, 2020. PHOTO | ALY ABICH | CITIZEN DIGITAL

Nurse Marian Awuor Adumbo, who died from COVID-19 complications slightly over a week after giving birth, has been buried.

The deceased was laid to rest at her home in Nyang’iela village, Rachuonyo sub-county, Homa Bay, on Friday mid-morning.

Ms. Awuor is among ten healthcare workers who have so far succumbed to the coronavirus while in the line of duty across various facilities in the country.

Friends, family and colleagues who attended the burial ceremony described the deceased as a warrior and a hero who gave her life in service of her country.

Ms. Adumbo, who was a nurse stationed at the Rachuonyo sub-county hospital, was admitted at the Homa Bay County Hospital with flu-like symptoms in pregnancy where she tested positive for the coronavirus.

She later developed breathing complications and was transferred to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where a series of tests were done with the initial ones also coming out positive.

However, according to the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK), the final test results which came out on Thursday last week returned negative for COVID-19.

Ms. Awuor also gave birth to a baby boy while under high dependency care including oxygen augmentation.

The medical care worker’s condition is however said to have worsened on Sunday at 4pm when she passed on from COVID-19 complications, leaving behind the week-old baby.

Marian Awuor Adumbo, nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, is buried at her home in Homa Bay on August 7, 2020. PHOTO | ALY ABICH | CITIZEN DIGITAL Marian Awuor Adumbo, nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, is buried at her home in Homa Bay on August 7, 2020. PHOTO | ALY ABICH | CITIZEN DIGITAL Marian Awuor Adumbo, nurse who succumbed to COVID-19, is buried at her home in Homa Bay on August 7, 2020. PHOTO | ALY ABICH | CITIZEN DIGITAL

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