Malappuram: A four-month-old child from Payyanad, Malappuram has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. According to reports, this could be the youngest coronavirus patient in Kerala.

The baby was admitted to the Kozhikode Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Malappuram district medical officer K Sakeena said a detailed study will be conducted to find out how the baby was infected by the virus.

It is reported that three months before testing positive for COVID-19, the baby had been undergoing treatment for heart disease and undergrowth from Kozhikode GMCH. On April 17, the baby was admitted to a private hospital in Payyanad after breathing problems. Doctors suggested that the parents take the child to Kozhikode GMCH, but they admitted the child to another private hospital in the area.

The child was undergoing treatment for fever and breathing difficulty at another private hospital in Payyanad from April 17 to April 21. Following this the child developed other difficulties, the baby was finally admitted to the Kozhikode GMCH on April 21. On the same day, samples of the baby were taken and tested for COVID-19.