A 10-month-old baby who was brought by his father to the Emergency ward of Lady Hardinge hospital for respiratory ailments tests positive for COVID19.The father also tests positive. The mother’s test report awaited. The paediatric ICU is now being sanitized, said the hospital official.
A case of 10-month-old being infected by coronavirus has been reported in Delhi. The infant was brought to Lady Hardinge Hospital, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
The infant was brought on Sunday (19 April, 2020) morning by the family and was immediately entered to the emergency ward. The doctors at the hospital were suspicious of the covid-19 and after testing, the suspicions were confirmed and the baby was tested positive including his father who brought him to the hospital. The mother was also tested, her report is yet to come.
It was also reported that 2 doctors and 6 nurses of Delhi's Lady Hardinge hospital have been tested positive for COVID19. Hospital authorities have quarantined all 8-healthcare staff. Their contact tracing has been started. Hospital authorities holding a meeting for the containment plan of the hospital.
A 10 mnt old baby who was brought by his father to the Emergency ward of Lady Hardinge hospital for respiratory ailments tests positive for COVID19.The father also tests positive. The mother’s test report awaited. The pediatric ICU is now being sanitized: Hospital official— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2020
ICMR has also stated that corona virus can be transmitted from a pregnant lady to his baby during pregnancy or during delievery. ICMR also said there are no recorded cases of breast milk being tested positive of covid-19, no data is suggesting increasing risk of miscarriage or early pregnancy loss by this disease.Earlier a three day old baby and his mother found corona virus positive in Mumbai after they were provided corona virus positive patient bed. First corona virus positive child was a three year old baby boy from Kerala.
Delhi stands at second position in terms of corona virus positive cases. In Delhi 1,893 cases have been found including 186 cases from yesterday while 72 patients recovered and 42 have died of covid-19. Corona virus cases has reached at 15,712,as informed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today. Out of these cases 12,974 cases are active and 2,231 people have been cured and 507 have been died due to covid-19.