MARYLAND — Amber Hartsfield, the oldest surviving daughter of Maryland’s “biggest case of coronavirus” Amber Hensfield died on Monday at age 76.
Hartsfield died after a battle with pneumonia and anemia, the Maryland Department of Health said.
Hensfield had been battling pneumonia since April but remained in hospice care and her doctors said she did not receive any treatment.
Hetsfield had become ill after attending a wedding with her son and another man on April 6.
A week later, Hartsfields brother-in-law died of the virus.
The Maryland Department has also confirmed that the Hartsfords had been tested and tested negative for COVID-19.
She was hospitalized with pneumonia after the second testing, and died on April 20, said Beth Sacks, communications director for the Department of Public Health.
She was cremated and buried in Baltimore, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Hinsfield and her husband, David Hensfields, were among the first residents of Maryland to receive treatment for COV-19 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in the spring of 2016.
Hantsfield, who lived with her husband at the center, was a vocal advocate for people with disabilities and was known as “Betsy” because of her strong sense of community.
She became the first person to receive a full-time position with the Shock Traum, the state Department of Corrections announced last year.
Hentsfield’s father, Richard, died of COVID on Feb. 11, 2018.
He had been living at home with pneumonia for the past three months.