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Mother of teacher who died of Covid-19 dies from it weeks later | CNN

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Mother of teacher who died of Covid-19 dies from it weeks later | CNN

Melissa Alonso, CNN

(CNN) The mother of a South Carolina teacher who died from Covid-19 earlier this month has died after she was infected by the virus, according to a relative.

Shirley Bannister, 57, passed away from complications from Covid-19 on Sunday, according to her brother, Dennis Bell.Bannister is the mother of Demetria Bannister, a 28-year-old elementary school teacher who died earlier this month, just a few days after testing positive for Covid-19.


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