4-month old COVID-19 positive baby girl dies in Kerala

South India

A four-month-old baby, who was under treatment for COVID-19, died at the Government Medical College, Kozhikode, on Friday morning. 


“The baby was admitted to the Medical College Hospital on April 21 with history of fever, cough, breathing difficulties and seizure and the end came at 6 am”, a medical bulletin said.

She hailed from Payyanad at Manjeri in Malappuram District. The test results of her parents are expected later in the day.

Five doctors from two hospitals in Manjeri, who had treated the baby, have been quarantined.

It is not clear how she contracted the virus. The baby girl had heart ailments since birth. She was first taken to a private hospital in Majeri on April 17 due to breathlessness. Later she was shifted to another hospital in the town, then to the Medical College with fever and breathing difficulties.

According to the Onmanorama report, one of her relatives had returned from abroad and had tested positive. However, the relative, who has been cured, did not have any direct contact with the baby during this period. 

According to the health ministry, there are 129 active COVID-19 cases in Kerala with over 23,000 people under observation. A total of 447 cases were reported from the state so far. Of this 324 people have been cured and three have died.

This is the third COVID-19 death reported from the state.


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