Premature Baby In Peru Survives Coronavirus, Reunites With Mother

The premature baby and mother both survived Covid19 and were reunited a month after the infant’s birth.

Raghav N

July 23, 2020

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Amidst growing concerns of the pandemic in Peru, South America, a heart-warming story emerged as a premature baby bravely battled and survived the Coronavirus. The baby boy was reunited with his mother, also a COVID19 survivor, in an emotional moment after more than a month of his birth.

The baby, who was just a little above half a kg at birth, was immediately isolated at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after he tested positive. Two weeks later, he was sent to the ventilation unit for further recuperation. According to the doctors, he is the smallest premature baby born of a mother who had tested positive for coronavirus, so far.

The baby, born on 15th of June, weighs almost a kilogram now and is doing well. He will however, continue to remain in intensive care of the doctors for some more time. The parents have been granted permission to see him through video calling.

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