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Newborn baby diagnosed with coronavirus at London hospital


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A newborn baby has reportedly been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in London, becoming the global pandemic's youngest confirmed case, according to a report in a section of the British media.

The child's mother was reportedly rushed to the North Middlesex Hospital in the borough of Enfield with suspected pneumonia days earlier.


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It is thought that she only learned of her diagnosis right after giving birth. The newborn was thought to have been tested within minutes of being born.

Doctors are now trying to establish how the baby caught the disease - either through the womb or during birth.

The mother was now being treated at a specialist facility while her child has been admitted in another hospital.

As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in the UK were 798 with 10 fatalities.

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