A newborn in a borough near London is believed to be the youngest person in the U.K. to have tested positive for coronavirus.
A spokesperson for North Middlesex University Hospital NHS trust said that two patients at the hospital have tested positive for coronavirus. One has been transferred to a specialist centre and one is being treated in an isolation room.
“My thoughts are with the family of the baby because it must be truly really worrying when you have a newborn baby that’s ill.” Health minister Helen Whately speaks after a newborn is confirmed to have coronavirus pic.twitter.com/kL4qrvDis6— ITV News (@itvnews) March 14, 2020
In an interview with NBC News’ partner broadcaster ITV News, health minister Helen Whately noted on Saturday that children seem to be less at risk compared to older people. The case of the newborn baby was first reported by British tabloid newspaper The Sun.
The U.K. has almost 800 confirmed cases as of Saturday.
Source : NBC News