Newborn baby in London becomes youngest coronavirus victim in the world | Daily Mail Online

A newborn baby in England has become the world’s youngest victim to test positive for coronavirus

The child’s mother was rushed to hospital days ago with suspected pneumonia but her positive result was only known after the birth.

The pair are being treated at separate hospitals with the baby being treated at North Middlesex Hospital where it was born, and the mother being moved to a specialist infections hospital.

A newborn baby in England has become the world’s youngest victim to test positive for coronavirus (stock image)

The baby is being treated at North Middlesex Hospital where it was born, and the mother has been moved to a specialist infections hospital

After doctors learned of the mother’s positive result, the baby was tested very soon after its arrival, according to The Sun

Doctors are trying to establish how the newborn contracted the virus, either through the womb or during birth.  

A source said: ‘Staff in contact with both patients have been advised to self-isolate. 

‘Health officials are urgently trying to find out the circumstances behind their infections.’

The UK’s infection toll has soared by more than 200 in one day to around 800 with 11 fatalities in total

Officials have advised the pregnant women and babies are at low risk from coronavirus and are likely to only endure mild symptoms.  

Unlike other infections, the mortality rate of coronavirus does not curve at both age groups, but only among the elderly.

The news comes as the UK’s infection toll soars by more than 200 in one day to around 800 with 11 fatalities in total.

It has also emerged that officials are talking to businesses about ways to help millions work from home. 

Newborn baby in London becomes youngest coronavirus victim in the world

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