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4-month old COVID-19 positive baby girl dies in Kerala

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Kozhikode:  A four-month-old baby girl, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and suffering from congenital heart disease, died in a hospital here in Kerala early Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest, officials said.

This is the third COVID-19 death and the first infant fatality in the state where two elderly people had succumbed to the disease earlier.

The baby was admitted to the Medical College Hospital here on April 21 with history of fever, cough, breathing difficulties and seizure after being treated at two other hospitals and the end came at 6 am, a medical bulletin said.

State Health Minister K K Shailaja said doctors had made maximum efforts to save the life of the child, whose family belonged to Payyanad near Manjeri in Malappuram district.

“Preliminary information which we have is that there has been some primary contact”, she told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

The protocol for COVID-19 cases would be followed for the baby’s last rites, the Minister added.

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