Laurie Terry is transported by Life Flight helicopter from Riverton Hospital to Intermountain Medical Center after she had a heart attack in October. Terry died of complications following a heart attack due to the hours that doctors were unable to find her a spot in a critical care hospital because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laurie Terry is transported by Life Flight helicopter from Riverton Hospital to Intermountain Medical Center after she had a heart attack in October. Terry died of complications following a heart attack due to the hours that doctors were unable to find her a spot in a critical care hospital because of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Courtesy of Stephanie Deer

Utah woman dies after suffering heart attack, facing hours of delays due to COVID-19 hospital havoc

SALT LAKE CITY — Stephanie Deer said she can’t comprehend why some Utahns still aren’t taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously.

Even those who aren’t sick could still have their lives changed forever and their families devastated by the collateral consequences of the pandemic.

She knows this because her sister is dead.

“I was at the hospital with my sister when her heart stopped. She was 47. She passed away from this. My sister did not have COVID. And her death, in large part, was caused by COVID,” Deer said on Thursday.

It wasn’t because of the virus that Laurie Pratt Terry was rushed to a hospital from her Herriman home on Oct. 6. That night, her husband rolled over to wake Terry up after …read more


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