At a time when the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ahmedabad is rising rapidly, 44 newborns born in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. As per available information, 172 COVID-19 positive mothers have given birth in SVP Hospital, Civil Hospital, Shardaben Hospital, Sola Civil, and LG Hospital. Out of these, 44 newborns had tested positive for the virus.
A doctor associated with the gynaecology and obstetrics department of Civil Hospital said around 90 deliveries were done in the past two months and less than 30 per cent of them tested positive for coronavirus.
This apart, 70 coronavirus positive mothers gave birth in SVP Hospital of which 15 newborns tested positive for COVID-19. So far, 16,356 cases of the virus have been reported from Gujarat and the death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 1,007. The maximum number of COVID-19 cases, as well as deaths, have been reported from Ahmedabad.