- A Filipina nurse working at the frontlines of a hospital in Miami died of COVID-19
- The 63-year-old nurse works at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Her brother said that she was on the frontlines in fighting the battle against coronavirus, nursing patients infected with COVID-169
- She last reported to work on March 24 and it was also the day that she showed symptoms
Araceli Buendia Ilagan is another brave frontliner who succumbed to the deadly coronavirus. She was working at the Intensive Care Unit of the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, attending to coronavirus patients who were brought to the ICU due to the severity of their illnesses.
According to the news station WSVN, the 63-years-old contracted the illness while working at the hospital.
As per Inquirer, she died from complications brought about by COVID-19.
The brother of Araceli, Roy Buendia, took to Facebook to express his grief over the passing of his sister, saying that she was on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.
The nurse has been working at the hospital for 33 years already, and as per Miami Herald, it was Araceli who mentored and trained other nurses at the hospital.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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