India: 40-day-old baby girl fighting COVID becomes youngest to test positive
- A 40-day-old baby may be the youngest patient admitted to the state-run SSG Hospital
- During an RT-PCR test, the newborn and her mother tested positive for COVID-19
- Dr. Aiyer stated that the infant girl's status is stable
During the current third wave of COVID-19 treatment, a 40-day-old baby may be the youngest patient admitted to the state-run SSG Hospital.
Jamnabaj General Hospital transferred the infant girl to SSG Hospital's pediatric department. During an RT-PCR test, the newborn and her mother, both of whom live in Vadodara's Navapura neighborhood, tested positive for COVID-19.
"She was brought to us complaining of diarrhea, acute dehydration, and feeding difficulties. Her mother has no symptoms "Dr. Sheila Aiyer, head of the pediatric department of SSG Hospital, confirmed.
Dr. Aiyer stated that the infant girl's status is stable.
An eight-month-old boy was discharged earlier last month after fully recovering from COVID-19. The infant had laryngotracheobronchitis, also known as croup, which is an acute infectious respiratory condition that affects infants and children caused by infection of the larynx or trachea.
"On December 30, he was admitted. We kept him on mechanical ventilation for three days. He was gradually taken off nasal oxygen and transferred to the general ward before being discharged on January 7 "She stated. Aiyer stated that, despite the fact that COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly, there has been no worrisome increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 on the pediatric side of the government hospital.
The Union Health Ministry confirmed on Friday that India had 3,47,254 new COVID-19 cases and 703 deaths in the previous 24 hours. The overall number of infections in India has reached 3,85,66,027, with a mortality toll of 4,88,396.
India has identified 9,692 cases of the omicron variety, 405 or 4.36 percent higher than the previous day. Experts say it is impossible to sequence the genomes of every sample, but they emphasize that the present wave is predominantly driven by omicron.