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Covid-19: Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in U.S

AFP
Filed on April 2, 2020 | Last updated on April 2, 2020 at 01.58 am
Connecticut, Ned Lamont, coronavirus, Covid-19
Medical personnel wear protective gear while working at a drive-through testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

(Reuters)

Infant understood to be the youngest patient to die from the disease.

A six-week-old infant is believed to be the youngest patient to die from the coronavirus, Connecticut's governor said Wednesday.

Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was "brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived."

"Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive," Lamont said.

"This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believed this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relation to COVID-19," he added.


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