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Severe Covid-19 infection very rare in babies, says study
The Hindu Business Line | 10/11/2020 10:51 AM | Click to read full article
Scientists have assessed cases of Covid-19 in newborns across the UK and found that nearly 90 per cent of them had fully recovered, and had been discharged from hospital, an advance which suggests that severe infection in babies is very rare.
In the research, scientists found that 66 babies required hospital treatment for Covid-19 infection in this period — the equivalent of 1 in 1,785 births or 0.06 per cent of births.