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Brooklyn Principal Dezann Romain Dies at 36 from Coronavirus Complications

Claudine Varela
Mar 26, 2020
03:00 A.M.
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A Brookly Principal has died of Coronavirus at the age of 36. It has caused grief in her community as New York continues to battle the alarming spike in Coronavirus cases in the state. 

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A principal from Brooklyn has succumbed to her death due to complications from the Coronavirus. According to reports, 36-year-old Dezann Romaine who worked at Brooklyn Democracy Academy is the first New York City public school staffer to die of the virus.

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A message sent out by the Council of Schools Supervisors and Administrators and tweeted by Alex Zimmerman revealed Romain’s death.

"It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of our sister, CSA member Dezann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from Coronavirus,” the statement read.

The statement also requested to keep Romain in everyone’s thoughts while keeping safe from the health scare.

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A HEARTFELT LOSS

Romain was the principal of the school in Brownsville which caters to students who fell behind in traditional schools. She was described by Transfer Schools Superintendent Paul Rotondo as a “young dedicated professional.”

According to one of her mentors, Courtney Winkfield, she worked tirelessly for her students no matter how great her challenges were.

As of March 24, close to 25,000 people were reported positive for the Coronavirus in New York while 210 have died.

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A DIFFICULT TIME FOR NEW YORK

Romain’s death has caused a great deal of sorrow as well as confusion among her peers. New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Caranza told People that it has alerted them to become more supportive of one another especially during these times of uncertainty.

New York has been badly hit by the virus in recent days. State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all non-essential businesses on March 17 in response to the outbreak that has claimed hundreds of deaths.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo when he was still the state's Attorney General in February 2010. | Photo: Getty Images

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CORONAVIRUS STATISTICS

As of March 24, close to 25,000 people were reported positive for the Coronavirus in New York while 210 have died. The first reported death, an 82-year-old woman, occurred on March 13.

The alarming rate of infections in New York has made it the hardest-hit state in the US. It also accounts for 5% of the world’s reported cases. In the entire US, a total of 49,616 positive cases have been reported and 615 deaths, according to the New York Times.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, and Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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