Tragic death of 13-day-old baby after being infected with coronavirus

A 13-day-old baby with no other underlying health conditions has died after becoming infected with coronavirus.

The newborn was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Yorkshire, England in a critical condition, but could not be resuscitated, according to the BBC.

"Sadly on Monday June 15, a child passed away... having been brought in to the hospital in a critical condition,” the Sheffield Children's Hospital said in a statement.

The newborn was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Yorkshire, England in a critical condition, but could not be resuscitated. Source: Google Maps, file

“Attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.

"The cause of death is not yet known. Tests have confirmed that the child had COVID-19, but it isn't yet clear if it was a contributing factor."

The death was reported in new figures released by the NHS in England on Thursday (local time).

It’s unclear how the baby whose gender has not been released contracted the virus.

The cause of death is still being investigated.

The newborn’s death comes after a 13-year-old British boy also died from the disease.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab succumbed to the virus in April at King's College Hospital in London.

In May, a three-day-old baby became the youngest COVID-19 victim in the UK at the time.

The baby’s mother tested positive for the virus after she gave birth and her son lived barely 72 hours.

There are more than 301,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK, according to Johns Hopkins University data, with more than 42,000 deaths.

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