Coronavirus did not kill Wellington-area nurse who worked on pandemic’s front lines, autopsy report says – Palm Beach Post

DiCenso, who at the time appeared to be the youngest early coronavirus victim in Palm Beach County, did not die from the fatal breathing illness, an autopsy launched Tuesday by the Palm Beach County medical examiner said.

When Wellington-area nurse Danielle DiCenso passed away in April after working on the cutting edge of the coronavirus pandemic, her grieving family was convinced she was another casualty of COVID-19.

The 33-year-old mother passed away April 9 from “problems of acute pyelonephritis,” a bacterial infection in the kidney, according to autopsy records.

Danielle DiCenso appeared to be the youngest early coronavirus victim in Palm Beach County when she passed away April 9.

The findings came as a surprise to her ex-husband, David DiCenso, who said Danielle was encouraged that she d contracted COVID-19 while operating in the intensive care unit at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah.

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After having a fever, she was evaluated for the infection on March 23. The results came back unfavorable, but a day later, David said, the testing facility called to say the result was undetermined.

In the days before her death, she had a cough, fever and shortness of breath– symptoms related to coronavirus.

And the reports release comes two weeks after a previous congressman, in an effort to strengthen the nursing occupation, revealed prepare for a scholarship in DiCensos name for nursing trainees.

In the weeks prior to she passed away, she had expressed concerns to household and friends about working conditions at Palmetto General. She exchanged text with other colleagues in which they shared issues they were not being given proper protective devices, David stated.

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The medical inspectors report said a postmortem coronavirus test was unfavorable.

The findings will not change strategies by former Congressman Mark Foley to award a $2,500 scholarship in Danielles name to a nursing trainee at Keiser University, her university.

” The findings are suggestive of an ascending urinary system infection, resulting in severe pyelonephritis and subsequent sepsis,” Medical Examiner Wendolyn Sneed composed.

Besides revealing surprise at the findings, David DiCenso would not comment up until he read the report. He did not react to subsequent texts and emails.

Foley, who resigned from Congress after allegedly sending out lewd messages to teenage congressional pages 13 years earlier, stated he has more than $500,000 in remaining project cash.

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” The cash originated from the community in which I have and live served. Given that I am no longer thinking about campaigning for public workplace, I have the best opportunity to offer these funds right back to the regional neighborhood,” he stated.

” I am blessed to be able to do that at a time of crucial value in our community where individuals are actually struggling,” he said.

He said he has actually already distributed about $270,000 considering that March to charities and food banks associated to coronavirus relief efforts. The rest remains in an interest-earning investment account handled by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

2 weeks back, he revealed prepare for the Congressman Mark Foley Scholarship for Nursing Education, which will give $1,500 each year to a nursing student.

Foley stated hes fretted the nursing occupation may suffer since of the coronavirus.

” Nurses are extremely susceptible and vulnerable. And I wish to honor her and offer homage to her service, for serving at a time of COVID-19. She went to work every day, like all nurses knowing their lives can end by serving others.”

” It doesnt matter if (her cause of death) wasnt COVID,” he stated.

” Nurses didnt register for what they have to do, “he stated.” Im concerned that less individuals will wish to enter into nursing after this.”

The very first scholarship, for $2,500, will be given in DiCensos memory.

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