A Nigerian nurse in the United States has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Ugonwa Okeke passed away last week after a battle with the illness which has taken the world by storm.
Heartbroken friends and family members took to social media to mourn her passing.
“With sad heart we announce the death of our own Ugonwa Okeke (Health Care Worker) – New Jersey of COVID-19. Lost hers whilst saving others.” a close family source wrote on Facebook.
Ugonwa was a graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) who moved to the U.S several years back to work as a healthcare provider.
Unfortunately, her dream became a nightmare after the Coronavirus pandemic hit, putting healthcare workers at huge risk.
May she rest in peace.