Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize 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.
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