The CBS News chain reported that journalist María Mercader died this Sunday because of the new coronavirus, a disease that has ended the lives of many people in the world. The news was confirmed by the same means through his Twitter account.
“Maria Mercader, our beloved CBS News colleague, died of COVID-19 on Sunday at age 54. It is almost impossible to be someone that EVERYONE loves, but Maria was.”, is read in tweet.
Mercader died in a New York hospital, where he had been on medical leave since last month due to an unrelated condition. coronavirus, reported the medium where he worked.
In addition, the journalist battled cancer and a related disease for more than 20 years.
Mercader was a veteran journalist in life who covered breaking news for three decades and helped in the coverage strategy of the reporters and correspondents of the television network.
In her later years, the journalist worked as director of talent strategy and coordinating CBS News’ participation in the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Currently, New York State records 59,513 cases of coronavirus and in the last 24 hours, the infected people rose by 7,195, according to figures provided by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
What is the coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus They are a wide family of viruses that can cause different conditions, from the common cold to more serious diseases, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV).
He coronavirus recently discovered causes infectious disease by coronavirus COVID-19. Both were detected after the outbreak that occurred in Wuhan (China) in December 2019.
Fatigue, fever and dry cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19; however, some patients may experience nasal congestion, pain, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
Although the majority of patients (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for any special treatment, about one in six people who contract the disease COVID-19 You develop a serious condition and have trouble breathing.
To protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease, the WHO recommends washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based disinfectant that kills viruses that may be on your hands. In addition, a minimum distance of one meter should be maintained in front of anyone who sneezes or coughs, because if you are too close, you can breathe the droplets that harbor the virus of the COVID-19.