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Beloved Surrey music teacher infected with COVID-19 moves to ICU

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID-RML via AP)

A Surrey music teacher has tested positive for COVID-19 has been moved to the ICU

A GoFundMe page in support of her family says Darlene Lourenco's condition has worsened

The post goes on to describe Lourenco as a beloved music teacher in the community

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — A beloved music teacher who came down with COVID-19 has been moved to the intensive care unit.

A GoFundMe page that was set up in support says Darlene Lourenco’s condition has worsened.

Darlene Lourenco is being described as a passionate, talented and loved teacher who went above and beyond to create online music experiences for the families at home when schools closed in the spring.


According to the GoFundMe campaign in support of Lourenco, it says her oxygen level is rapidly declining and is asking for support so she and her husband, who is also sick, can focus on their recovery.

“They have been through so much as a family already and know grief too well,” the GoFundMe reads. “Her husband owns a small business which has struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic. They have bills and a mortgage to pay and neither of them can work at the moment. They need our help. We are a close community and I know if we can all contribute a little we can ease some of their worry so they can focus on their health and healing.”

The campaign has raised over $10,000 as of Saturday morning.