Newborn baby with COVID-19 dies in CT, governor says

Elias Hubbard
April 2, 2020

A six-week-old infant has died of complications relating to Covid-19, the governor of the USA state of CT said on Wednesday (April 1), in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus.

The child was from Hartford County, and the infant was unresponsive when brought to the hospital, and post-mortem testing confirmed the baby had the coronavirus, said Josh Geballe, the state's chief operating officer.

Medical officials were waiting for test results to confirm that the newborn died from complications related to COVID-19, the governor said.

"This is absolutely heartbreaking".

Though this is likely the youngest person to die of the coronavirus within the U.S., the governor could not confirm that, saying only he believed it was one of the youngest lives lost to the virus "anywhere".

Last week, IL authorities said they were investigating the death of a child "younger than one year" who had tested positive for coronavirus.

"This is a virus that attacks our most fragile without mercy", he said in another tweet.

He would not confirm what hospital the baby was brought to for treatment.

Currently, there are 3557 cases of confirmed COVID-19 across the state with 85 reported deaths.

According to local media that infant was nine months old.

"We're asking people don't use cash, use credit cards, and, more importantly, if you can get things delivered, home delivered and as such, especially if you're a senior, we don't want you to go out shopping at all", he said.

Teens are not spared either. The less than a one-year-old in Chicago was tested positive for the virus.

The CDC, however, still lists people who are 65 and over, as well as people already suffering from bad health conditions, as the most at risk of death from the coronavirus.

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