A Sydney woman’s overseas-based family reportedly said goodbye to her on Zoom before she died after contracting COVID-19.
Adriana Midori Takara, 38, has been identified as one of two people reported dead on Sunday amid Sydney’s outbreak, with the other being a woman in her 70s.
Tributes are being paid to her on social media, with posts suggesting she is originally from Brazil and lived in a unit with her boyfriend in the CBD.
It’s also reported she was studying her masters in business.
According to a friend’s lengthy post, she and her boyfriend were unvaccinated when they contracted the virus.
It was also claimed Takara, who was in “good health with no underlying health issues”, developed chest pains after contracting COVID, which may have been diagnosed as an infection in her heart.
The post also said she underwent surgery before going into intensive care, when her family made a decision to switch off her life support.
“All goodbyes were said via Zoom to audiences in Australia and Brazil,” the post read.
In a social media post, another person said, “Adriana is not a number”.
“Adriana is a daughter, sister, aunty, niece and especially a friend,” the post read.
“She is a woman with dreams and wishes.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian pleaded for young people to adhere to lockdown measures and seek out a vaccine.
“If anybody thinks this is a disease just affecting older people, please think again,” Berejiklian said on Sunday.
“Younger people without pre-existing conditions can also fall victim to this cruel disease.”
NSW recorded 141 new local virus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, with at least 62 of those diagnosed were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious period.
The two deaths reported on Sunday take the toll of the current Sydney outbreak to eight.
Greater Sydney and surrounds are locked down until at least July 30, three regional NSW areas until at least July 28.
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