Texas doctor, 28, dies of Covid: ‘She wore the same mask for weeks, if not months’ | US news | The Guardian

The physician tested positive for the virus in early July and died on 19 September after spending over two months in hospital. She had worked in a Houston emergency department, and a family member says she reused personal protective equipment (PPE) day after day due to shortages.

Fagan is one of over 250 medical staff who died in southern and western hotspot states as the virus surged there over the summer, according to reporting by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News as part of Lost on the Frontline, a project to track every US healthcare worker death. In Texas, nine medical deaths in April soared to 33 in July, after Governor Greg Abbott hastily pushed to reopen the state for business and then reversed course.

Source: Texas doctor, 28, dies of Covid: ‘She wore the same mask for weeks, if not months’ | US news | The Guardian