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Danielle Hedrick DiCenso

ICU Nurse, Palmetto General Hospital

United States

Dicenso fell ill last month with a fever and cough, symptoms known to be caused by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

“She was on a shift where she had COVID patients, and she didn’t have a mask. She was very scared of going to work,” her husband David Dicenso told WSVN.

Dicenso told reporters he believes she became infected with the disease due to the hospital’s lack of safety measures, including personal protective equipment for its staff.

— By Michelle Marchante

She was 33 years old. A GoFundMe has been set up in her memory.