Newborns not likely to contract coronavirus in the hospital, study says

Newborns are very unlikely to contract the coronavirus while hospitalized, according to a new study.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found just 66 cases of COVID-19 in newborns among 10,000 births at hospitals from March 1 through April 30, according to the study published in The Lancet medical journal.

Newborns are very unlikely to contract the coronavirus while hospitalized, according to a new study. (iStock)

“Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection is uncommon in babies admitted to hospital,” the study found.

Of the 66 infected newborns, 28 of them had a severe case of the illness. One of the infected babies died, but not from coronavirus, the study said.

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The study also found that babies are unlikely to contract coronavirus even if their mothers had tested positive before giving birth.

As of the end of July, 58 — or 88 percent — of the newborns that had COVID-19 were already released from the hospital.

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This article originally appeared on NYPost.com.