Newborn triplets test positive for coronavirus

Newborn triplets lying down on a blanket. (PHOTO: Pirotehnik/Getty Images)
Newborn triplets lying down on a blanket. (PHOTO: Pirotehnik/Getty Images)
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It’s an unprecedented case.

Newborn triplets born in Mexico have all tested positive for Covid-19.

Medical experts are currently investigating whether the virus could’ve passed through their mother’s placenta during pregnancy, the BBC reports.

Two of the babies, one boy, and girl, are in stable condition while the second boy is receiving treatment for a respiratory condition related to the disease.

Thus far, Mexico has recorded more than 185 000 coronavirus cases and over 22 000 deaths since the country’s first case in February.

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According to the state’s Health and Safety Committee, a contagion in multiple births hasn’t been detected anywhere before.

The parents of the newborns are being tested and authorities are convinced that there’s a possibility one or both of them may be asymptomatic, The Sun reports.

Scientists have investigated previous cases where Covid-19 may have passed from mother to child in the womb or during childbirth.

Earlier this year scientists in China found that of 33 babies born to mothers who tested positive for the virus, only three of the babies contracted the disease.

Source: BBC, The Sun