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Newborn Baby In London Becomes World’s Youngest Coronavirus Victim

Coronavirus kills thousands of people every day. The latest plague has been reported in every country of the world. The WHO declared a state of pandemic.

According to authorities, a newborn baby in England is the youngest victim. The baby’s mom was admitted to a hospital due to suspected pneumonia. She tested positive for coronavirus right after delivering.

The baby and its mom are treated at separate hospitals. The mom deals with serious health issues, and was admitted to a specialist infection hospital. Her baby is treated at North Middlesex Hospital.

A newborn baby is the youngest person to test positive for coronavirus

The baby’s mom had to be admitted to a specialist infections hospital

The baby was tested right after the birth. Doctors can’t determine whether the baby was infected in the womb or during birth.

“Two patients at North Middlesex university hospital have tested positive for coronavirus,” the North Middlesex university hospital NHS explained. “One has been transferred to a specialist center and one is being treated in an isolation room.

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority, so in following guidance from Public Health England, we are regularly deep cleaning the areas where the patients are cared for and staff who were in close contact with these patients were advised to self-isolate.”

In one day, over 200 people were infected by the virus, infections soar to around 800 with 11 fatalities in total

Experts at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists explain that healthy babies can be breastfed. Separating them from their moms doesn’t make sense.

Pregnant women and babies have a low risk of developing serious symptoms. They only develop mild symptoms. The elderly have a higher risk of fatal outcome.

They explain that “more severe symptoms such as pneumonia appear to be more common in older people, those with weakened immune systems or long-term conditions”, adding that there are “no reported deaths of pregnant women from coronavirus “ so far.

In UK, the toll of the infection went above 200, and there are 11 fatalities in total.

A man wearing a face mask on Edinburgh’s almost deserted Royal Mile

Europe is the center of the catastrophe, and the situation becomes worse with every day that goes by. Wash your hands, isolate yourself, and avoid human contact.

Sources:
www.thesun.co.uk
www.theguardian.com
www.independent.co.uk