An ambulance nurse in Detroit, Michigan, died of COVID-19 in her home in Dearborn, becoming one of the first medical staff in the state to die of a deadly virus.
According to sources, on Tuesday, March 31, Lisa Ewald stopped communicating вЂ” and the next day one of her friends found her body. On Saturday, a woman would have turned 54 years old.
вЂњIt always seems that the worst will pass you [during a pandemic]. вЂ” says Lisa's niece, Carly Ewald вЂ” I only now really understand how serious everything is. вЂќ
Ewald has been at the forefront of Henry Ford Hospital since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in Michigan. In late March, she also began to have symptoms of infection: fever, cough, loss of smell and taste. In addition, the woman suffered from asthma вЂ” which is why she was at risk.
Lisa told her friends that in the hospital she was twice refused the test for COVID-19 вЂ” because the symptoms of the nurse at that time were not serious enough. By the time Evald finally agreed to check for the deadly virus, it was already too late.
The woman worked at Ford Hospital for 20 years and has recently specialized in helping patients recovering from surgery.
вЂњShe was full of life. ItвЂ™s hard to believe that something like this happened to her. вЂ” says LisaвЂ™s nephew, Mika Standifer, вЂњIt seemed that someone, but she could definitely defeat the virus.вЂќ