The devastated family of the youngest woman who died after contracting COVID-19 have revealed she died of pneumonia after the coroner’s findings were passed on.
Ianeta Isaako, 30, was reported to be the youngest woman in New South Wales to die from the respiratory virus after collapsing at her home in Sydney’s Emerton, western Sydney, on Aug. 23.
The beloved mother of three had tested positive just a few days earlier, but her health was deteriorating rapidly.
In a statement from her family, they say the official cause of death for Ms. Isaako was pneumonia.
Her shattered loved ones are now considering taking legal action “against those who provided false details” about Ianeta, her husband Sako and their three children.
Ianeta Isaako, 30, was reported to be the youngest woman in New South Wales to die of respiratory virus after collapsing at her home in Sydney’s Emerton, western Sydney, on Aug. 23 (pictured with husband Sako Isaako and their children – AJ, Deon and Mia)
“We have been made aware of false information circulating rapidly on the Internet and in the media,” the statement said. Daily Telegram said.
“We will take legal action against those who contributed to false details about Ianeta, Isaako and their children.”
The statement went on to say that “Ianeta had not been vaccinated,” but had “followed all guidelines” given by NSW Health after she contracted the virus on Aug. 13.
“We – as a family – had spoken and learned about vaccinations and Covid-19 just days before she passed away,” the statement read.
Pneumonia is a known complication of the coronavirus and can develop when the virus progresses to the lungs.
NSW Health switched on Sunday to list patients as dying “with” rather than “from” Covid, as it acknowledged that not all of the country’s 1,000 deaths were directly linked to the deadly virus.
dr. Jeremy McAnulty said the change in language is necessary because it has become “very difficult” to know if someone with Covid has died from the virus or another health complication.
Ianeta Isaako (pictured with her husband Sako) died after being infected with Covid-19
Police were called to the family’s home on Helena Avenue in Emerton after reports the mother was unresponsive (pictured, ambulances outside the house)
Pneumonia is a common complication caused by Covid-19
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. and is a common complication of the coronavirus.
When a patient has contracted Covid-19 it can travel to your lungs and when this happens it is possible to develop pneumonia.
Most of the time, the oxygen you breathe into your lungs passes into your bloodstream in the alveoli — the tiny air sacs in your lungs.
However, an infection with Covid-19 can damage the alveoli and surrounding tissues.
Further, as your immune system fights off the virus, inflammation can cause fluid and dead cells to build up in your lungs, which can lead to pneumonia.
These factors interfere with the transfer of oxygen, leading to symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath.
Source: health line
Clearly Mr Isaako made a desperate Triple-0 call to paramedics after Mrs Isaako collapsed in their home in front of their children
In the following days, he would also be rushed to hospital and treated in intensive care at Nepean Hospital.
Their children – AJ, Deon and Mia – did not test positive for Covid and remained in the care of their grandparents and aunt.
In recent days, Mr. Isaako has been discharged from the IC.
A cousin of Mr Isaako said he had been lying in the hospital bed with “his phone on his chest” texting family to ask how the children are doing.
“As soon as there’s a message about the kids, he texts back because he has trouble breathing and talking,” the family member says.
“Sako made progress and was very ill at one point, but was determined to get better for his children – he didn’t want to leave them orphans.”
Health officials last week called for anyone who has a positive Covid test and feels breathless or dizzy to call an ambulance immediately, as it is one of the warning signs that the body is struggling to fight the virus.
Ms Isaako regularly stood on the sidelines for AJ and Deon’s rugby matches and Penrith RSL Junior Rugby Club shared their condolences on Facebook.
“Our hearts break and our thoughts are with your beautiful children, loving husband and extended family,” the football club said.
NSW Health said the mother of three, 30, died of Covid-19 at her home in Emerton in Sydney’s western suburbs (pictured, PPE-clad emergency workers on site)
The family lives in Blacktown (pictured), one of the areas hardest hit by a spate of Covid cases
Her sister Lisa Baker said she was a cornerstone of her large family – who now relied on each other for support.
Mr Isaako’s construction colleagues in the CFMEU also shared a message.
“Everyone at the CFMEU is shocked by the news and we extend our sincere condolences to Mr Isaako, his family and friends,” the union wrote.
AN GoFundMe page raised $66,000 for the family in just over a week.
Condolences to the Isaako family and the Baker family. Stay strong Sako for your beautiful children,” one donor wrote.
“Ianeta, I will always remember you as a kind and happy person. I send love to you and your family,” said another.