Brooklyn Teacher Dies of COVID-19 After Being Turned Away From ER Twice


BROOKLYN, NY – A 30-year-old social studies teacher from Brooklyn has died of COVID-19 complications, PIX 11 reports. According to her sister Mia Mungin, a registered nurse, Rana Zoe passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, April 25, more than six weeks after first developing a fever. “She fought a long fight but her body was too weak,” Mungin wrote.

Zoe was twice turned away from emergency rooms before she was finally admitted to Broodale Hospital on March 20. Her case was so severe that she was placed on a ventilator. Mungin believed that underlying health conditions including asthma and hypertension were a contributing factor in her sister’s death.

Healthcare professionals at Brookdale believed that Zoe would benefit from being transferred to an acute rehab center in New Jersey, but the facility would not accept patients with COVID-19 for fears of transmission.

Only 12% of patients placed on ventilators have recovered. Sixty-five school NYC-area school employees have lost their lives in the pandemic.

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