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14-day old infant dies of COVID-19 complications

One of the current fatalities of COVID-19 is a 14-day old infant from Igbaras town in the province of Iloilo and is confirmed by town mayor Jaime Esmeralda.

“As a matter of protocol, the boy was swabbed Friday night, after he was pronounced dead at the Rep. Pedro Trono Memorial Hospital in Guimbal town. The result came out the following day,” the mayor said.

The mother of the infant has a normal delivery at a hospital at San Juaquin and reminded by health authoroties to comply with the 14-day isolation protocol.

The mother said she noticed swelling with rashes at the baby’s injection site (anti-tubercolosis BCG vaccine or BCG).

The baby was immunized at the Rural Health Unit of Igbaras, the midwife who administered said that she did not notice any irregularity.

“On the night of that day, the baby had difficulty breathing and was getting bluish,” according to the mother where they rushed the baby in a ambulance going to a hospital.

“For now, we can’t say where the child contracted the virus,” the mayor said.

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