A 33-year-old Florida nurse was found dead at home after her husband says she was exposed to the coronavirus without wearing proper protective gear, according to a report.
Danielle DiCenso, a traveling nurse, began to experience symptoms of the virus after she worked a shift two weeks ago without a proper face mask at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, her husband told news station WPLG.
“She showed up for work one day and they didn’t have a mask for her,” her husband, David DiCenso, told the outlet.
Danielle took a COVID-19 test but her results came back inconclusive and she began self-isolating in her family’s living room, news station WTCJ reported.
“It was a rough four or five-day struggle between that,” her husband said. “Her fever spiked, it came on in waves.”
But on Thursday, he found her lifeless body of his wife, who had no underlying health issues, the reports said.
“Just by looking at her, I knew that she wasn’t her lively self,” David told WPLG. “She looked so peaceful. She looked like she just went in her sleep.”
He said he’s “very mad” that what he believes was a lack of protective equipment contributed to his wife’s death.
“I know for a fact that my wife would still be here right now if she was given the proper protective equipment,” he told WTCJ.
David said she leaves behind a 4-year-old son, who never got to say goodbye to her, according to the reports.
“I’m very upset,” he told WTCJ. “My 4-year-old son’s not gonna have a mother.”
Palmetto General Hospital didn’t respond to request for comment, WTCJ reported.