COVID-19: Newborn tests positive for coronavirus in Palghar

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 09:48 AM IST
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A 15-hour-old girl in the Palghar district of Maharashtra has tested positive for coronavirus, while her mother tested negative for the infection, a medical officer said.

The woman, hailing from Darsheth village, gave birth to the child at a private nursing home in Palghar town on Sunday, he said.

Following the delivery, both the mother and the child were tested and the baby's report came out positive for the coronavirus infection, he said on Monday.

The official claimed this was the first case of a newborn contracting COVID-19 in the Palghar district.

The child was admitted to a government hospital in Jawhar taluka and her condition was reported to be stable, he said.

Thane has added 512 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,16,364, an official said on Tuesday.

Besides these new cases reported on Monday, 34 more people also succumbed to the viral infection, pushing the death toll in the district to 9,248, he said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.79 per cent, he added.

Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,10,165, while the death toll has reached 2,073, another official said.

Till Monday, Palghar district reported a total of 1,09,874 COVID-19 cases and 2,066 deaths due to the disease, as per official figures.

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