Covid cases among newborn babies and their mothers could be a rare case based on a study from Canada but still needs to be monitored to guarantee the infants’ safety from the virus.
From 6,000 newborns tested with Covid-19, the study finds that 2.9% of the infants can result positive.
The Canadian researchers noted that to their knowledge, this is the first population-based report of SARS-CoV-2 testing among a newborn cohort. Their findings for this cohort study provide further evidence suggesting that perinatal transmission of an early-life infection with SARS-CoV-2 is rare. For medical terms, SARS-CoV-2 is the labeled name of the virus that causes Covid-19.
It was between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31 of last year when Canadian and American- Based researchers analyzed the infants who are born in Ontario. They also looked at data among mothers between Jan. 15 and Oct. 31 of last year. “Ontario’s current provincial guidelines do not recommend separation for newborns born to mothers confirmed to have SARS-CoV-2, although distancing and masks are recommended,” the researchers noted.