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Lisa Ewald died alone at her dwelling in Dearborn — the reason for demise COVID-19, in keeping with reviews. She was final heard from Tuesday. A buddy discovered her physique the following day. She would have turned 54 on Saturday.
“You always think that it can’t affect you to a degree. So this is making it real for me,” niece Carly Ewald advised Fox 2 Detroit Saturday.
Lisa Ewald was engaged on the frontlines, because the coronavirus hit Michigan and sufferers started flooding the emergency room at Henry Ford Hospital, the place she labored, in keeping with the station.
“It is good to listen to that she was so prepared to be on the entrance strains, nevertheless it’s additionally scary for these nonetheless on it,” her niece stated.
Lisa Ewald got here down with coronavirus signs on the finish of March — a excessive fever and cough, the station reported. She misplaced her sense of scent and style. She had bronchial asthma, placing her at increased danger.
She advised buddies she tried to get examined twice, in keeping with the station. When she was lastly examined, she examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Henry Ford advised the station it adheres to CDC pointers in regard to testing workers for the virus.
“There are not adequate words to describe how saddened we are,” Henry Ford President and CEO Wright Lassiter III stated. “Our hearts ache for our employee’s family, friends, and colleagues.”
“As health care providers on the frontlines of this pandemic, we know we are not immune to its traumatic effects.”