9-Month-Old Baby Confirmed With Covid-19, Currently Receiving Treatment At NUH
On Sunday (5 Apr), Singapore reported a record-breaking 120 new Covid-19 cases, of which 116 are local cases.
A 9-month-old Singaporean baby boy was reportedly part of this group who tested positive for the virus. He is Case 1,245 in Singapore.
The baby is currently undergoing treatment at National University Hospital (NUH).
9-month-old baby linked to Case 1030 &1008
While the Ministry of Health (MOH) published the number of additional cases on Sunday (7 Apr), they did not immediately reveal the details of all 120 patients.
The full list of patients, as well as their age and gender were published some days afterwards.
According to the new Ministry Of Health (MOH) press release, the baby was found to be in contact with 2 other patients confirmed earlier this month.
They are Case 1008 and 1030, which involved 2 Singaporean men, aged 26 and 76, who tested positive last Wednesday (1 Apr) and Thursday (2 Apr) respectively.
The baby boy is among the youngest patients in our nation to date. A 6-month-old baby linked to a Chinese health products shop in Lavender also tested positive back in February.
Children infected are getting treatment
Among the 1,481 cases reported in Singapore as of Tuesday (7 Apr), 4 children aged between 7 and 10 have tested positive for Covid-19.
Some of them include a 10-year-old boy who’s part of the Mustafa cluster. Another is a 9-year-old Bangladeshi girl.
Being responsible during Covid-19 outbreak
As the number of locally transmitted cases continues to rise, Singaporeans should do their part by staying home as much as possible during the crucial ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.
While the measures might cause inconvenience for most of us, they are vital for keeping the outbreak under control.
Featured image adapted from NUH Singapore.