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Newborn in Cebu City Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

The mother tested negative.
by Ysa Singson
Apr 22, 2020
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On Tuesday, April 21, the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas reported seven new COVID-19 cases in Cebu City, with one of the patients being a newborn. As of writing, there is a total of 173 patients in the city. (For the latest statistics, check out our COVID-19 case tracker.)

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While pregnant women are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because of their “lowered immune system” and higher “demand for nutrition,” more research needs to be done because the mother of the newborn tested negative. The DOH didn’t mention when the baby was born.

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Pregnant women are advised to practice precautionary measures by staying at home, avoiding bigger crowds, and wearing a mask when necessary.

In Central Visayas, there are 203 cases of COVID-19, with no new cases in Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental. 

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