Doctor Kirti, an assistant professor of the hospital’s department of microbiology, said coronavirus is present in the baby with high viral load.

Baby born to Delhi woman cured of Covid-19 tests positive; doctors claim first such case in India

Doctors on the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi have mentioned the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) can unfold from the mom to her baby when the newborn continues to be within the womb, a report mentioned on Saturday.

Hindustan, HT’s sister publication, reported {that a} baby born at RML Hospital to a lady, who recovered from Covid-19 just lately, has been discovered positive for the an infection.

Dr Rahul Chaudhary, an assistant professor with RML’s division of neonatal illnesses, mentioned the mom had recovered after contracting the virus on the time she delivered her child.

But after the kid was born and her pattern was despatched for examination after six hours, the new child examined positive for Covid-19.

Chaudhary claimed that the delivery of a coronavirus-infected baby from the corona damaging mom’s womb is the primary case within the nation.

He mentioned analysis in China had proven {that a} baby could be contaminated with Sars-Cov-2, which causes Covid-19, by way of the umbilical twine, though there was no stable proof relating to it.

“A woman giving birth to her child after being cured of coronavirus disease suggests that the corona infection can also reach the baby from the mother’s umbilical cord. However, it is very unlikely,” Dr Chaudhary was quoted as saying by Hindustan.

The 25-year-old lady, a resident of Nangloi, was pregnant and was admitted to RML Hospital final month. She was examined for coronavirus illness on June 11 and was discovered to be contaminated. After this, her husband was additionally examined positive.

The lady was once more discovered positive after a repeat Covid-19 test on 25 June and on July 7 when the medical doctors performed the RTPCR examination for the third time, the report got here again damaging.

Dr Chaudhary mentioned the lady’s supply was performed the subsequent day after the report got here damaging and the kid was examined solely after six hours.

Doctor Kirti, an assistant professor of the hospital’s division of microbiology, mentioned coronavirus is current within the child with excessive viral load.

The child is within the hospital.

Scientists, in an editorial within the American Journal of Perinatology in June, have mentioned that the unfold of Sars-Cov-2 from a mom to foetus had not been well-established.

The researchers on the University of California Davis Health, nonetheless, mentioned it may occur in a number of methods together with viral transmission from the mom to the foetus or intrauterine transmission.

The transmission from mom to child throughout or immediately after supply and superficial publicity to Sars-Cov-2 are additionally attainable, they added.