- A newborn baby is reportedly the youngest person to test positive for the novel coronavirus.
- The baby’s mother, unaware that she had the virus and thought to have had pneumonia, was rushed to a hospital in London a few days ago, The Sun reported.
- It was unclear whether the baby contracted the virus in the womb or during labor.
- The mother and the baby were being treated in separate hospitals, The Sun said.
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A newborn baby is reportedly the youngest person to test positive for the novel coronavirus.
The baby’s mother was rushed to a hospital in London a few days ago, thought to have had pneumonia, The Sun reported.
Once doctors knew that both the mother and the baby had the coronavirus, they were placed in separate hospitals to receive treatment, The Sun said.
The mother, who did not know she had the virus until after giving birth, was tested at North Middlesex University Hospital, according to The Sun.
The baby was tested within minutes and is still receiving treatment at that hospital. The mother, meanwhile, was transferred to “a specialist infections hospital,” The Sun said.
A source told The Sun that hospital staff members who had contact with the mother and the newborn were instructed to self-isolate.
It’s unclear whether the baby contracted the virus in the womb or during labor, The Sun said.
“Two patients at North Middlesex University hospital have tested positive for coronavirus. One has been transferred to a specialist centre and one is being treated in an isolation room,” North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust said in a statement.
“The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority,” the statement continued, “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.”
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