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Two-Day Old Baby Dies Of COVID-19 In South Africa

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A 2-day old baby has died of in making the child the youngest fatality from the pandemic in the country.

Two-Day Old Baby Dies Of COVID-19 In South Africa
Two-Day Old Baby Dies Of COVID-19 In South Africa

Health Minister, said the premature baby had lung problems and required ventilation immediately after birth.

BBC quoted the Minister as saying: “The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity,”

South Africa remains the worst-hit country in Africa with 18,003 infections recorded and 339 deaths.

As at Wednesday, Africa has recorded 95,482 cases, 3,000 deaths while 38,120 persons have recovered in the continent.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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