29-day-old baby succumbs to COVID-19, Phililippines youngest fatality

29-day-old baby succumbs to COVID-19, Phililippines youngest fatality

- A 29-day-old baby from Batangas has died of COVID-19, becoming the country's youngest fatality in the fight against coronavirus

- The sad news was revealed by Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

- The baby was initially brought to the hospital due to difficulty breathing and shortness of breath

- As per reports, the baby died of sepsis because of severe respiratory infection, a coronavirus complication

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A 29-day-old baby from Batangas died of complications resulting from coronavirus infection.

The Department of Health has made the announcement through Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. She said that the infant died of sepsis because of severe respiratory infection.

As per Yahoo News, the baby was initially taken to the hospital because of difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath.

The identity of the baby and his family remain undisclosed to protect the family's privacy.

Before the baby's death, the youngest recorded fatality in the Philippines was a 7-year-old girl from Pampanga.

29-day-old baby succumbs to COVID-19, Phililippines youngest fatality

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In the Philippines, a previous KAMI report revealed that doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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