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4-month-old baby dies due to coronavirus

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A four-month-old coronavirus positive baby girl passed away at the state-run Medical College hospital in Kerala on account of heart failure. This is after a six-month-old died in Chandigarh a day ago.

The baby was under treatment at a private hospital from April 17 to 21, at Manjeri in Malappuram district. Later she developed breathing problems and other issues when she was moved to the state-run hospital here early on Tuesday.

It was on Wednesday that the baby tested positive for COVID-19. It is not yet clear how she contracted the disease. The test results of her parents are expected later in the day.

A very distant relative of the baby was positive, but there has been no report of any contacts with the family of the baby.

The baby was on ventilator support right from the time she was brought to the hospital here.

According to the doctors, this baby had congenital issues and this was confirmed by State Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel, who hails from Malappuram district.

With this, the total number of deaths on account of COVID-19 in the state has gone up to four.

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