A Mercy Fitzgerald paramedic died Sunday night from COVID-19 at age 33 after being hospitalized earlier this month, writes Erin McCarthy for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Kevin Bundy likely contracted the virus on the job April 1, according to Timothy Boyce, director of Delaware County’s Department of Emergency Services.
His death was reported as a line-of-duty death, allowing his surviving relatives to receive additional benefits.
Bundy also worked part-time for Crozer-Keystone Emergency Medical Services. He was a paramedic for three years.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of Kevin Bundy, a valued member of our paramedic team and the Mercy Fitzgerald family,” Mercy Catholic Medical Center President Christopher Cullom said. “Kevin’s commitment to service and to his community, especially during these unimaginably trying times, is an inspiration to us all.”
His death was mourned on several Delaware County police and fire department Facebook pages.
“Although Kevin was only on our team for a short time, he was a valued member here because of his loyalty, desire to learn, and commitment to caring for our community,” reads a post on the Crozer Keystone Health System Facebook page.
It was not known whether any of his coworkers had been quarantined.
Read more about Kevin Bundy here.