Coronavirus: 8-day-old child Covid-19 positive in Vasai near Mumbai, mother tests negative

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An eight-day-old child has tested positive for coronavirus in Vasai-Virar municipal limits in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, though the infant’s mother has not been infected, a doctor said on Saturday.

The child was tested at VVMC’s Juchandra medical facility, said Dr Kishore Gavas of the civic body.

“The child’s mother tested negative. The child was tested as part of procedure some days after birth,” he added.

Meanwhile, district authorities said COVID-19 cases as on Saturday evening stood at 97, comprising 80 patients in VVMC, 10 in Palghar taluka and seven in Dahanu taluka.

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