Coronavirus: 6-week-old newborn in CT dies from COVID-19

6-week-old newborn from Connecticut dies after contracting coronavirus

Testing Tuesday night confirmed the infant was positive for COVID-19, Lamont said.

A six-week-old baby has died from coronavirus, the youngest reported victim, as the number of people infected with the virus globally pushes towards one million.

Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.'s mortality demographics are identical to Italy's with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.

Though coronavirus has thus far proven to be a threat mainly for the elderly, the CT newborn is not the first infant to die from the virus in the US.

"This is a virus that attacks our most fragile without mercy", he said.

"We're asking people don't use cash, use credit cards, and, more importantly, if you can get things delivered, home delivered and as such, especially if you're a senior, we don't want you to go out shopping at all", he said.

Ned Lamont said on Twitter the infant from the Hartford area "was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived".

The state's death toll stands at 85.

"Your life and the lives of others could literally depend on it".

The state has confirmed over 3,000 cases of COVID-19, and at least 69 deaths.

"This is absolutely heart-breaking", the governor wrote. One of those cases, a 14-year-old boy, died.

Health officials and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the exact cause of death is still unknown and an investigation is underway, but confirmed the infant tested positive for COVID-19. The governor of IL announced last month a nine-month-old infant was among the casualties in his state. And it just is a reminder that nobody is safe with this virus, Lamont said.

About 766 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized in the state.



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