A newborn baby has become the world’s youngest victim to test positive for coronavirus. The child’s mother was rushed to hospital days ago with suspected pneumonia but her positive result was only known after the birth.

The pair is being treated at separate hospitals with the mother being cared for at North Middlesex Hospital. After doctors learned of the mother’s positive result, the baby was tested very soon after its arrival, according to The Sun.
Doctors are trying to establish how the newborn contracted the virus, either through the womb or during birth. Officials have advised the pregnant women and babies are at low risk from coronavirus and are likely to only endure mild symptoms.
The news comes as the UK’s infection toll soars by more than 200 in one day to around 800 with 11 fatalities in total.