Nurse with five kids dies of COVID before meeting her newborn, California family says

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Davy Macias, a California nurse and mother of five children, died of coronavirus before meeting her newborn daughter. She had delta variant, was unvaccinated.
Davy and Daniel Macias with their children Vong Serey

A Southern California mother and registered nurse died from COVID-19 — days following the birth of her fifth child she never got to meet.

Davy Macias was hospitalized with the coronavirus in early August while seven months pregnant after working at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana during the entire COVID-19 pandemic, KTLA reported.

But after she was admitted as a patient, doctors at the hospital weren't able to offer Macias medication right away due to her pregnancy, her brother, Vong Serey, told McClatchy News. After six days in the hospital, doctors made the call to deliver her baby six weeks early and start treating her symptoms more intensively after the birth.

Macias died on the morning of Aug. 26 without ever meeting her daughter.

"My mom and I went to see her one last time on that bed … that's an image that's going to stay with me," Macias' sister, Vandana Serey, told KABC.

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"She touched everybody's life," Vandana Serey added. "When she's there, she's an advocate for all of her patients. It's always for the benefit of the patients and the babies. She's a great and amazing woman."

Vong Serey said Macias was not vaccinated when she contracted the delta variant, a highly infectious strain of the coronavirus driving a spike in hospitalizations and death across the U.S., particularly among the unvaccinated

He said he believes his sister was nervous about getting the shot while pregnant.

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