Newborn Baby In Cebu Who Initially Tested Positive Is Now COVID-19 FreeHis parents are also free of the disease.by SmartParenting Staff .
After announcing that one of the seven new COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is a newborn, a regional newspaper reports the baby has now tested negative of the disease.
Quoting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Cebu Daily News said the baby had a repeat test for COVID-19 and was cleared of the infection. His parents were also “well and free of the infection.”
It was just last night, April 21, 2020, when the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reported seven new COVID-19 cases in Cebu City, which that included the newborn baby.
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While the test results were just announced last night, the baby’s first test was conducted last week after his mother manifested flu-like symptoms. She tested negative for COVID-19 already, so DOH-7 was going to look into how the baby could have contracted the disease.
DOH-7 is now conducting an “investigation to determine how and why the baby tested positive for COVID-19 during his first test” according to Cebu Daily News, since his second test showed he was COVID-19 free.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
As of writing, there is a total of 173 patients in the city. (For the latest statistics, check out our COVID-19 case tracker.)
While pregnant women are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because of their “lowered immune system” and higher “demand for nutrition,” more research needs to be done.
Pregnant women are advised to practice precautionary measures by staying at home, avoiding bigger crowds, and wearing a mask when necessary.
In Central Visayas, there are 203 cases of COVID-19, with no new cases in Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental.
For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.
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