Family Shares COVID Warning After Unvaccinated 25-Year-Old Mom of Three Dies

A 25-year-old mother of three young children has died after contracting COVID, and her family has urged young people to get vaccinated against the virus as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads.

Danni Coombs, from Milton Keynes in England, died in July just days before her 26th birthday after she caught COVID, according to local newspaper the MK Citizen.

The mother of three children had not yet got her vaccine as she was slightly nervous about the jab, but also because she had been busy looking after her kids while her husband went to work as an electrician, according to the family.

Coombs initially suffered from extreme sickness after contracting the virus, before her oxygen levels started to drop causing her to be admitted to Milton Keynes Hospital where she was put on a ventilator.

Despite Coombs' admission to hospital, her family was still optimistic about her recovery as her aunt, Kelly Coombs, told the MK Citizen: "They said it was to give her body a rest for a while. Nobody, not even the doctors, thought the worst would happen."

However, after she contracted sepsis, the 25-year-old's family were told by doctors that she might not survive. She died on July 15, just a few days after she was taken to hospital.

Her aunt said that the death "was such a shock," and added: "Even when she became so unwell that she went to hospital, everyone still thought she was young enough and strong enough to pull through."

Coombs left behind three children, two daughters aged 4 and 7and a 2-year-old son who was recently diagnosed with autism and ADHD. She is also survived by her fiancé Adam.

The U.K. has reported a decrease in the number of new COVID cases for more than a week, surprising many as lockdown restrictions were eased on July 19.

However, the uptake of COVID vaccines has slowed in recent months as only two thirds of residents aged between 18-29 have so far come forward for a jab despite being offered it from mid-June, according to the BBC.

Coombs' family said that she had a medical condition that sometimes affected her daily life, and said that they believe she should have been called up earlier for her jab.

"We're angry that she wasn't put on the vulnerable list because of her immune problem and called up to get her vaccinations sooner," Kelly Coombs told the MK Citizen.

"If she'd had an official call she would have gone to get the jab a long time ago. But she didn't and, like many people, she kept putting it off because she was busy with other things."

Coombs' family are now hoping that her death can be used to spread the message to young people to get their COVID vaccines as soon as possible.

Kelly Coombs said: "The message Danni would want is to get across, loud and clear, is that people should not delay getting their COVID vaccinations like she did."

She added: "If Danni had been vaccinated, she probably may have still caught COVID. But she would not have got it so badly that it cost her life. We're hoping her sad story will help save other lives."

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Members of the public line up outside to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary Covid-19 vaccine centre at the Tate Modern in central London on July 16, 2021. A 25-year-old mother of three young children has died after contracting COVID. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images