By JESSICA PAG-IWAYAN
A newborn baby from London has reportedly become the youngest person to be tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sun report.
A few days ago, the baby’s mother had no idea that she already had the virus when she was rushed to the hospital due to pneumonia. She found out about this after giving birth when the test result was released by North Middlesex Hospital, Enfield.
In a statement, the hospital confirmed the case. “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,” says North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.
“The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority,” the statement continues, “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.”
Based on the report, the baby was tested minutes after being born. She’s now receiving treatment while her mother has been transferred to an infections specialist hospital. It is still unknown if the baby got the virus while she’s in the womb or during the labor.