A six-week-old baby has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi confirmed this a while ago.
Abayomi said it was not clear if the child got infected from the womb or breast milk.
He said, “We have seen mother to child transmission, we admitted a mother and her 6-weeks old child, it is not clear how the child got infected. Either through the womb or through breast milk or by close proximity of the child to the mother.
“We got enough information globally to distinguish or get a clear information of how the child could be infected by the mother and as we see more cases we would understand more.”
☑️ Total discharged #COVID19Lagos cases are now 98
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) April 20, 2020
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had on Sunday confirmed that Lagos State recorded 70 new cases of coronavirus.
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