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20-day-old child tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra

The 20-day-old baby's mother had also tested positive for coronavirus and underwent treatment at the same hospital.



20 day old child tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 30, 2020, 7:23 PM IST
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Thane: A 20-day-old baby boy tested positive for COVID-19 in Kalyan town of Maharashtra's Thane district on Thursday, a civic official said.

At least six more persons, including the baby boy, tested positive for coronavirus in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal limits, taking the count in the region to 162, including three deaths, said Dr Raju Lawangare, medical officer of health at the KDMC.

The infant's mother had tested positive earlier and was being treated at a hospital, he said.

The six new COVID-19 patients include two workers of the APMC market in Vashi, a health department worker and an employee of a private hospital in Mumbai, he said.

Meanwhile, the KDMC on Wednesday set up a dashboard to provide real-time feed on COVID-19 status in the civic limits.

The dashboard created under the leadership of municipal commissioner Dr Vijay Suryavanshi will give real-time updates about COVID-19 cases, public relations officer of the KDMC Madhi Phophle said.

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