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Australia Melbourne baby in hospital ICU with COVID-19

11:28  27 july  2020
11:28  27 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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A three-week-old baby at a Melbourne neonatal hospital unit has tested positive for coronavirus. Any parents, babies or staff who have spent time at the Butterfly Ward since July 12 will be tested Victoria's second wave of COVID could be close to its peak as the state recorded six more deaths and

Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, which treated pediatric Covid - 19 cases in late March and early April.Credit Marshall Rimmer/Alamy.

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A baby at the Royal Children's Hospital aged under three weeks has tested positive to coronavirus as four cases have emerged in a cluster at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed today two parents, one patient and a healthcare worker had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the NICU at the hospital.

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"All babies, staff and parents, including any RCH staff who have spent more than two hours on Butterfly Ward since 12 July will be tested," the DHHS statement read.

a hand holding a piece of paper: A baby at the Royal Children's Hospital aged under three weeks has tested positive to coronavirus. © Getty Images/iStockphoto A baby at the Royal Children's Hospital aged under three weeks has tested positive to coronavirus.

More than 200 children under four have contracted COVID-19 in Victoria.

Paediatrician and Chief of Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital, Associate Professor Tom Connell told 3AW's Neil Mitchell children were not immune to the deadly virus.

COVID-19 symptoms among babies to look out for included fever, sneezing, fast breathing and changes in mood or behaviour.

a sign in front of a building: Royal Children's Hospital. © Getty Royal Children's Hospital.
"Children are susceptible to COVID-19," he said.

"It's not just an adult disease. The most important thing is to be alert, use your instincts when your child is not quite right."

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