17-Day Old Baby Recovers from Coronavirus in Wuhan

A report just reaching us says that a17-day-old baby has recovered from the deadly coronavirus after being born to a confirmed patient in Wuhan.

The newborn is the youngest patient to have recovered from the virus in China so far.

The state media reports that the baby left the hospital on Friday after making a full recovery on her own without the help of medication.

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People’s Daily also reported that the baby was transferred to Wuhan Children’s Hospital on the same day she was born. She was found to have the virus shortly after.

Speaking on the latest development, Dr Zeng Lingkong, director of the Department of Neonatology at the hospital said the girl, known as Xiao Xiao, had an infection in her respiratory system and minor myocardial damage.

Because the girl’s symptoms were not obvious, doctors decided not to give her antibiotic medication and let her overcome the disease on her own.

‘She did not have obvious difficulties in breathing, did not cough or have fevers, therefore we only gave her treatment for her myocardial condition,’ Dr Zeng told state broadcaster for CCTV.

She was later released on Friday afternoon after receiving negative results in three consecutive nucleic acid detection tests.

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According to Dr Zeng, the baby had recovered fully from coronavirus as well as her heart disease. He added that she even grew bigger and fatter in the hospital.

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