Six Weeks Old Baby Dies From Coronavirus In US

Six Weeks Old Baby Dies From Coronavirus In US

 

Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million Thursday as the pandemic spread at a “near-exponential” rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.

The six-week-old baby was among the latest US fatalities who was taken to a Connecticut hospital late last week.

“Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive,” the state’s Governor Ned Lamont tweeted. “This is absolutely heartbreaking.”

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the disease’s rapid spread was alarming.