Last updated on April 26, 2020
An Ecuador girl who had been pronounced dead out of Covid-19 suddenly awakened at the hospital, to the joy and relief of relatives that had identified somebody else’s body and had it cremated.
Alba Maruri, 74, was hospitalized in March at Guayaquil, the town hardest hit by the pandemic, with fever and difficulty breathing. She lost consciousness for 3 months and has been announced dead on March 27, relatives said.
A week after, her family has revealed a corpse at the hospital morgue, but for fear of coronavirus, contagion didn’t get near it. The body has been on its side, with the trunk revealing, not the face.
Maruri’s nephew Jaime Morla stated he believed it had been his aunt and told hospital officials it had been.
“I had been a meter and a half off. She had the same hair, an identical skin tone. She had a wound just like one of my aunts had lately,” Morla explained.
“The physicians went into my aunt’s home to corroborate and notify them of the error,” said the other nephew, Juan Carlos Ramirez. “They do not understand whose ashes they have in their property,” he added.
The family intends to sue the hospital to recoup the fee they paid and for the distress brought on by the mix-up.
The sister told news outlets that hospital officials seen her on Friday and informed me that her sister had been well and going to be published. “It’s a wonder. For almost a month, we believed she was dead.