90 Year Old Woman, Suzanne Hoylaerts Dies From Coronavirus After Refusing Ventilator

2 months ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
(m) at 1-04-2020 10:13AM (2 months ago)

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An elderly woman has died in Belgium after turning down a ventilator to give to a younger coronavirus patient.

Suzanne Hoylaerts, 90, from Binkom, near Lubbeek, is reported to have told doctors:
‘I don’t want to use artificial respiration Save it for younger patients. I already had a good life.’

She went to hospital on March 20 after her condition deteriorated when she contracted Covid-19, suffering from a lack of appetite and shortness of breath. She tested positive for coronavirus and was put in isolation, meaning her daughter Judith could not visit

She died two days later on March 22. Judith spoke to Dutch newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. She said: ‘I can’t say goodbye to her, and I don’t even have a chance to attend her funeral

She added that she did not know how her mother contracted the virus because she had stayed at home and complied with the lockdown measures

There have been 705 deaths in Belgium after a jump of 200 fatalities yesterday. A 12-year-old girl in the country became Europe’s youngest victim to die from the disease

Deaths from the coronavirus spiked in Europe on Tuesday with Spain, France and Britain reporting their highest daily tolls to date, as field hospitals shot up across New York, the epicentre of the US outbreak bracing for dark times ahead

With more than 40,000 killed by the disease barrelling around the globe, the United States, already home to the largest number of confirmed infections, hit a bleak milestone as its national death toll surpassed China’s

There have been 705 deaths in Belgium from coronavirus after a rise of 200 yesterday